Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Winning Melloblocco 2016

May 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Stefano Ghisolfi won the men’s competition at Melloblocco after sending nine out of 12 boulders, two of which were flashes. EpicTV caught up with him trying a boulder called Black Star, high up on the […]


Watch a Send of a West Coast 5.12

May 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Watch Ryan Cormack send Time Pressure 5.12 at Checkamus Canyon near Squamish. The route follow a steep basalt dyke and has some technical climbing. That Route Time Pressure from Stuart Smith on Vimeo.


The North Face Rock Trip to Shikoku with Akiyo Noguchi

May 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Akiyo Noguchi is joined by Toru Nakajima and Tomoa Narasaki on a trip to the remote Shikoku. Together, they discover a side of Japan few know about as they climb hard problems in a […]


Watch Alex Puccio’s Road to Recovery After Knee Injury

May 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

In 2015, top American climber Alex Puccio injured her knee during the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Colorado. After tearing her meniscus, ACL and MCL, she began rehab and shared her story of recovery. […]


Watch the First Ascent of New 5.14d/15a in Poland

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

This week, Piotrek Schab sent what might be the hardest route in Poland with his send of Stal Mielec 5.14d/15a. Here is the last crux after climbing over 50 moves up the Mamutowa Cave […]


Getting Schooled with Crusher Ben Moon

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Last year Ben Moon achieved what many thought to be impossible by repeating Rainshadow 5.14d for its fourth ascent and 20 years after his first ascent of Hubble 5.14d. After his climb, Moon wrote, “Near […]


Watch Daniel Woods’ First Ascent of Colorado V14

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch Daniel Woods’ first ascent of Everything Gneiss V14 in Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado. He has established the area’s three hardest problems: Everything Gneiss V14, Echale V14 and Dark Waters V13. Daniel Woods nabs […]