April 2019 Sends of El Bon Combat 5.15b and Papichulo 5.15a

April 20th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Spring is sending season at many of Europe’s steep crags thanks to a combination good temps and dry conditions. Two hard sport lines have had repeats already in April. Felipe Camargo has sent Chris […]


David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and Jess Roskelley Presumed Dead

April 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Earlier today, we reported that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians Hansjorg Auer and David Lama were missing after an avalanche took place on Howse Peak in the Canadian Rockies. They were attempting to climb […]


David Lama and Partners Missing in Rockies Avalanche

April 18th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and Jess Roskelley are reported as missing in the Canadian Rockies. The three top climbers were attempting to climb M16 on Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway when an avalanche […]


Frontside 180 is 10-pitch Squamish Bolted 5.8

April 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Frontside 180 was established in August of 2018 and promises to be one of Squamish’s most popular long easy routes. Last fall it was getting five to 10 ascents a day. The 10 well-bolted […]


Yosemite Introduces Lottery for Camp 4

April 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News | No Comments »

The following is a press release from Yosemite National Park stating that applies to the famous Camp 4 Campground.  Yosemite National Park announces that a new pilot lottery program for Camp 4 Campground will launch on Tuesday, […]


Rock the Blocs in Kelowna Going on Seventh Year

April 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The seventh Rock the Blocs bouldering festival will be taking place in Kelowna’s Boulderfields this June. Festival organizer, Andy White, said, “Since the beginning, this fest has been about local developers engaging the bouldering […]


Seb Bouin Sends Second 5.15b With Mamichula in Spain

April 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Seb Bouin has sent his second 5.15b with the first repeat of Adam Ondra’s Mamichula in Oliana, Spain. “It’s my hardest route on the paper,” said Bouin. Bouin spends much of his time climbing […]


Alannah Yip finishes 9th at Moscow Boulder WC

April 15th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Bouldering, Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

Canada’s Alannah Yip came out first for the semi-final round in Moscow, and she looked super strong. The first problem was quite powerful and Yip was all over it, flashing the zone. She couldn’t […]


Wide Boyz Send New 5.14b Roof Crack in Desert

April 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Wide Boyz Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall have made another hard first ascent in the Utah desert. Their new route is called Black Mamba 5.14b, which they say might be their hardest roof crack […]


Stanley Headwall Ice and Mixed Still Getting Climbed

April 14th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Climbers are still getting after the winter lines in the Canadian Rockies as we head into the second half of April. While many south facing walls have been warm places for rock climbers, the […]