Poison the Well is New V16 in Switzerland

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

Giuliano Cameroni has made the first ascent of Poison the Well V16 in Brione, Switzerland. The 21-year-old previously climbed seven V15s, according to 8a.nu. It took Cameroni eight days to send the long-running project. […]


New Trad Mixed Routes in Canada and Austria

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

In the Canadian Rockies, a new 40-metre mixed route has been established on a wall that gets afternoon sun by Ian Welsted, Sam Eastman and Matt Zaleski. “Fun little new route,” said Welsted who […]


Edu Marin Completes Five-Pitch Valhalla 5.15a in China

February 20th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Edu Marin has completed his five-pitch 380-metre 5.15a in China after sending all of the pitches of Valhalla in Getu. “To send the pitches took me four months,” said Marin. “Getu village in Guizhou […]


Third Great Lakes Mixed Comp Held in March 2019

February 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Events, News | No Comments »

The return of the Great Lakes Mixed Competition will take place on March 16. “We are continuing the tradition of bringing World Cup style of climbing to the Great Lakes region, giving new competitors […]


Isabelle Faus Sends Memory is Parallax V14

February 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | No Comments »

Isabelle Faus has sent her third V14+ with a tick of Memory is Parallax in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The problem was first climbed by Dave Graham in 2011. Faux had previously climbed […]


Chris Sharma to Open Madrid Climbing Gym

February 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, News | No Comments »

A new Sharma Climbing will open in a few months in Spain’s capital of Madrid and the plans seem to say that it will be the biggest in Europe. Three years after the opening […]


Ten Sleep Climbers Say Chipping Has to Stop

February 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

An open letter about Ten Sleep ethics has been published on Facebook by three of area’s original new routers, Charlie Kardaleff, Aaron Huey and JB Haab. The three climbers have hundreds of new routes […]


Alex Honnold Talks About Point Break and Cliffhanger

February 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Video | No Comments »

Alex Honnold breaks down rock climbing clips from both real life and film, including Mission Impossible, Point Break, Star Trek V, Failure to Launch, Dark Knight Rises, Vertical Limit and Cliffhanger.


Watch Jimmy Webb Send Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish

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

In the summer of 2018, during a three-month road trip, Jimmy Webb made a spontaneous decision to try Dreamcatcher, the iconic Chris Sharma route in Squamish on the Cacodemon Boulder. The first ascent was […]


Sasha DiGiulian Sends 13-pitch 5.13 in Mexico

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

Sasha DiGiulian has made the third free ascent of Samadhi, a 13-pitch 5.13 in Mexico on the Shaman Wall in El Salto. It was first climbed by Jimmy Carse and Diegito Robin and first […]