Alex Ratson Goes Aid Climbing on Vancouver Island

April 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Alex Ratson Goes Aid Climbing on Vancouver Island

Alex Ratson takes a big rack to Crest Creek on Vancouver Island. “Not many places you can go crag hard aid around, especially these days,” Ratson wrote. Follow Ratson on Instagram here.


Watch Austin Howell Soloing Four 5.12s

April 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Austin Howell Soloing Four 5.12s

Austin Howell is an American climber who is known for his free solos. Last weekend, he soloed four 5.12s at Foster Falls in Tennessee: Boy 5.12b/c, The Lion 5.12c, Satisfaction 5.12b and First Offense […]


Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo Repeat Mega China 5.14

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo Repeat Mega China 5.14

Felipe Camargo and Alex Honnold have made the second and third ascent of Dani Andrada’s eight-pitch Corazon de Ensueno 5.14 in China’s Getu Valley. After the ascent, Camargo wrote, “Alex Honnold belayed me! We worked […]


Watch Anak Verhoeven’s Big Send of France 5.14

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Anak Verhoeven’s Big Send of France 5.14

Belgium crusher Anak Verhoeven recently sent Bronx 5.14c at Orgon, France. The famous route was once considered the most difficult in the world after its first ascent by Francois Petit in 1994. At 19, Verhoeven […]


Watch New Routing in Siberia by Strong Team

April 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch New Routing in Siberia by Strong Team

In July 2015, Hansjorg Auer, Jacopo Larcher, Siebe Vanhee, Iker Pou and Enekeo Pou set out to Siberia to explore the elusive Chukotka region of Siberia. With the goal of exploring and opening new […]


Watch Sasha DiGiulian Climbing Cuba

April 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Sasha DiGiulian Climbing Cuba

Sasha DiGiulian and friends travel to Cuba to climb and experience the country. While there they visit Viñales, Salon de los Gigantes, Cayo Jutías and Havana. This short is filmed and edited by Allison […]


New Route at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs

April 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs

Eric Tran has climbed a new 5.10 bolted slab at the popular Burgers and Fries wall at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish. The route climbs left of the classic Pink Panther 5.11c and does […]