Laura Rogora is 15 and Makes First Ascent of 5.14+

January 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Laura Rogora is 15 and Makes First Ascent of 5.14+

Laura Rogora has been on a sending spree lately with two 5.14b sends in a day in Spain two weeks ago and then a 5.14c send of Joe Blau. Less than a month into […]


Silver Stag is New Vancouver Island Ice Route

January 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Silver Stag is New Vancouver Island Ice Route

Chris Jensen spotted a soggy wet crag in the Beaufort Range on Vancouver Island a few years ago, after the recent cold snap that hit Vancouver Island and much of the Pacific Northwest, he […]


Watch Drew Ruana Send Hard Bishop Problems

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Drew Ruana Send Hard Bishop Problems

Drew Ruana is a leading American sport climber and boulderer with a number of hard sends over the past few years. Watch him climb Mandala V12, Haroun and the Sea of Stories V11, Stained […]


Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

In November 2016, Michaela Kiersch sent The Golden Ticket 5.14c at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. “A short film by Andy Wickstrom, Brandon and Gabi Fox that chronicles the historic first female ascent of […]


Wild Survivial Story About 1983 Rockies Alpine Avalanche

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Wild Survivial Story About 1983 Rockies Alpine Avalanche

In 1983, Jim Sevigny and Richard Whitmire were heading up the Supercouloir on Deltaform in the Canadian Rockies. They were about 650 metres up the grade IV climb when an avalanche swept them down […]


Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

In Fall of 2016, Ben Smith made the first ascent of The Trickle Down 5.14-, the hardest route on Canada’s East Coast and the first of the grade in Nova Scotia. Be sure to […]


Daisuke Ichimiya Gets Third Ascent of Horizon V15

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in 2013.04, Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Daisuke Ichimiya Gets Third Ascent of Horizon V15

Japanese boulderer Daisuke Ichimiya has made the third ascent of Dai Koyamada’s Horizon V15, in Mount Hiei, Japan. Ichimaya, 23, had sent two V15s before: Shambala and Vanitas. All three V15s noted were opened […]