Watch Adam Ondra Climb New 5.15b, Hardest Route in France

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

This past November, Adam Ondra made the first ascent of C.R.S. 5.15b, the hardest sport climb in France. For Ondra, this route meant progression, as it was the quickest he had ever redpointed 5.15b. […]


Motivation Monday: Happy Summer and Five Moves to Mimic

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The first day of summer marks a turning point for many climbers. For some it’s officially road trip season and for others it’s time to get serious about sending projects. Here are five videos […]


Wings of Desire Send in Skaha Captured by Drone

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

Wings of Desire is one of Canada’s classic 5.11 single-pitch sport routes. Found on the Great White wall in Skaha, you’ll have to get in line on weekends for a chance to send it. […]


Yamabushi is Yamnuska’s Big 5.12 Sport Route

June 20th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In about 1999, Raphael Slawinski and Will Gadd started work on a new line on the last major buttress of Yamnuska without a route on it. It took 11 more trips up on the wall, […]


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 […]