Watch a Send of Split Beaver, a Smoke Bluff Classic

July 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

First climbed in 1975 by Nick Taylor and Peter Peart, Split Beaver has become a must-climb test-piece for 5.10 offwidth fans. You start by pulling over a bulge that leads to a crack that […]


Watch Jon Siegrist on Squamish 5.14

July 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Watch Jon Siegrist make the third ascent of Tom Wright’s Spirit of the West, more here.


Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan Mega 5.14d Project: Episode III

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch the third video of Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan on what will become a 250-metre 5.14d, one of the hardest anywhere. “This is one of the most impressive lines I’ve ever put up […]


Strong E9 Climber Emma Twyford Attempts Big Chamonix Free Ascent

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In April 2015, Emma Twyford travelled to Chamonix with Calum Muskett to attempt what would have been the first female ascent of the Voie Petite, a 14-pitch route on the Grand Capucin with difficulties […]


Dave MacLeod Repeats Adam Hocking’s The Keswickian 5.13R/X

July 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Dave MacLeod has made the third ascent of The Keswickian E8 7a (5.13R/X) at Gouther Crags. Watch the first ascent by Adam Hocking below. The Gouther Crag in Swindale of the Lake District in […]


Edelrid Has Solved a Longtime Climbing Problem with the Ohm

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Since climbers began taking whippers, belayers have been catching big falls. When the belayer is lighter than the climber, they deal with the danger of being lifter off the ground or pulled into the […]


Highlights from Women’s International Climbing Meet in the U.K.

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

June 2016 saw 80 women from the U.K. and beyond come together in North Wales for a week of trad climbing at the Pinnacle Club/BMC Women’s International Climbing Meet. The event was a celebration […]