New Rockies’ Crag is Hungry Tiger Wall in Echo Canyon

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Echo Canyon has been a go-to location for sport climbers over the past decade. It rises above Canmore on the south face of Grotto Mountain. With hundreds of routes on a dozen crags, it […]


Watch Will Mayo Send World’s First 5.12b Fish Crack in Yosemite

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Fish Crack is in the Lower Cascade Left Area in Lower Yosemite.. The route was first climbed by Henry Barber in 1975 and was the world’s first 5.12b. As Will Mayo discovers, it’s one […]


Watch Chris Sharma Project New Seven-Pitch 5.14d

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Chris Sharma continues to push limits in 2016 with his new seven-pitch 5.14d project on Mont Rebei in Spain. Sharma bolted the 250-metre route ground-up with top climbers Klemen Becan. “I had an amazing […]


Laura Rogora is 15, Sent 5.14d at 14 and Just Onsighted 5.13c

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

In Feb., Laura Rogora became the first Italian woman to send 5.14d and she did it at 14 years old. She is the Italian Champion for Lead and Boulder competitions and she trains in […]


Jongwon Chon, Ranked First in World, Sends V14 and Gets Stitches

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Jongwon Chon is ranked number one in IFSC Bouldering World Cup ranking. After the Vail World Cup, he went bouldering in Rocky Mountain National Park, where he flashed Bear Toss V13 and Jade V14 […]


Canadian Ben Haley Sends Offwidth Roof Trench Warfare 5.13

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | 1 Comment »

Ben Haley from Calgary has sent the offwidth roof Trench Warfare 5.13a in Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City. The route was first climbed by Johnny Woodward in 1995. Haley wrote on his […]


Mateusz Haladaj Sends First Ley 5.15

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Polish crusher Mateusz Haladaj repeated Chris Sharma’s First ley 5.15a at Margalef this spring. The route shares the first crux to a small rest  with the popular First round, first minute 5.15b and then heads […]