Real Big Drip Media is “Pathetic” and Route Sketch

December 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Real Big Drip has frozen as a complete as climb for the first time in recent years. The classic line is a 200-metre mixed route in the Ghost River Valley west of Calgary. […]


Stefano Ghisolfi Sends Perfecto Mundo 5.15c

December 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Stefano Ghisolfi has joined the most elite climbers in the world by sending a 5.15c with the repeat of Perfecto Mundo in Spain. Ghisolfi said after, “After so many days trying this route, I […]


Sonnie Trotter Has Named His El Cap Free Route

December 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

On Nov. 19, Sonnie Trotter made a one-day free ascent of a new variation to the North America Wall and El Nino. Tommy Caldwell joined trotter as support, belaying and jumaring as Trotter sent. […]


The Forge is New Bold Scottish Winter Route

December 6th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have made the first ascent of The Forge X/10 on An Teallach in Scotland. The Scottish winter season started earlier than normal with cold weather arriving ahead of schedule. […]


Matilda Soderlund and Margo Hayes Send in RRG

December 6th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

This is Red River Gorge (RRG) season and there’s been some big sends over the past month, including two by Matilda Soderlund and Margo Hayes. Soderlund reported on Instagram that she has sent Pure […]


Canmore Wedding Party is New Montana Alpine Route

December 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Jess Roskelley and Scott Coldiron have climbed a new route on A Peak in Montana’s Cabinet Mountains. They climbed from Nov. 18 to 21 and named their new alpine route Canmore Wedding Party AI5 […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Talks About Scotland Solos

December 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In this short video, Jon Walsh interviews the late Marc-Andre Lelcerc about his day soloing five routes on Stob Coire Nan Lochan. For a full trip report, visit Walsh’s blog here.