Petition to Keep Paraclimbing in 2019 World Championships

March 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

Paraclimbing has been a long-standing part of the World Championships, but will not be included this year. The decision has upset many climbers and is perhaps a regression in making climbing inclusive, and a […]


Top Alpinists in Canadian Rockies for Spring

March 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Spring in the Canadian Rockies often means there will be a few windows for climbers to tackle some of the Rockies’ biggest alpine walls, like Mount Temple, Kitchener, Cromwell, Robson or any of the […]


Top 16 Hardest Trad Climbs in the World

March 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

There are far more difficult sport pitches in the world than trad pitches, likely because sport climbing offers the safety of bolts and there are many more steep walls than steep cracks. The following […]


Watch Wicked Speed Flying in New Zealand

March 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

Watch speed flyers Jamie Lee and Malachi Templeton in New Zealand in a clip from the film Magnetic. Having an amazing time over here in France with @nuitdelaglissefilms and @jamie_lee_speedflyer so many good memories […]


Slovenia Dominates Studio Bloc Masters

March 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

Slovenia took seven spots out of the top 10 at this weekend’s Studio Bloc Masters with two gold and a silver. Janja Garnbret topped all of the semis and finals problems. Many of the […]


Watch Sonnie Trotter Skip Bolts on Presto in Squamish

March 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

In the climbing film Monkey See, Monkey Do from Hot Aches Production, Sonnie Trotter climbs Presto 5.13a in Squamish and skipped the bolts to place trad gear. Enjoy Cory Richards funny belay warm-ups. Presto […]


Jacopo Larcher’s New Route Might Be World’s Hardest Trad

March 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Jacopo Larcher has made the first free ascent of Tribe, a difficult 25-metre-tall trad route in Cadarese, Italy, and it might be the hardest trad line ever climbed. Larcher isn’t grading it, but he […]


Weekend Stoker: Jon Siegrist’s FA of Pure Imagination 514+

March 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

This is a short film which features Jonathan Siegrist on the first ascent of Pure Imagination 5.14c. It was filmed over two cold days in The Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Siegrist made the first […]


Watch Fastest Known Time Hike of Appalachian Trail

March 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

Stringbean tells the story of ultrarunner Joe McConaughy as he attempts to break the speed record on the Appalachian Trail. It takes most hikers five to six months to complete the 2,190-mile-long trail, but […]


Watch Bear Grylls Review Survival Movies

March 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

Bear Grylls reviews how realistic survival movies are, including The Revenant, Cast Away, Point Break, Titanic, Bird Box and more. Bear talks about his experience sleeping inside the carcass of a camel, dealing with […]