Alex Khazanov Starts Year with Another V15

January 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Israeli crusher Alex Khazanov started 2018 by sending the well-known and often-tried Switzerland problem Story of Two Worlds V15 in Cresciano. He wrote on Instagram after: “”Story of two worlds”!!! A great way to […]


10 Climbing Things to Watch for in 2018

January 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 10 Climbing Things to Watch for in 2018

As we head into 2018, we can look forward to many more firsts, sends and historic climbs. It will be hard to match 2017, what with the first 5.15d, first El Cap free-solo, first […]


Watch Hukkataival Send Singularity V14 in Squamish

January 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Watch Hukkataival Send Singularity V14 in Squamish

Nalle Hukkataival made the first repeat of Tim Clifford’s Singularity V14 in Squamish in the fall. Tim Clifford put up the problem in May 2007 and it kept many V15 climbers from sending. The […]


Dai Koyamada Starts 2018 with New V15

January 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Dai Koyamada Starts 2018 with New V15

Dai Koyamada has climbed a new V15 at the age of 41 at Ryutosen in Nagasaki on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Sending a new problem that grade any day is big news, but […]


Michaela Kiersch on Send Train in Hueco Tanks

December 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Michaela Kiersch on Send Train in Hueco Tanks

Michaela Kiersch has been climbing in Hueco Tanks for the past few weeks and ticked a number of hard and classic problems, including a V13. Earlier this month, she climbed See Spot Run V6, […]


Keita Kurakami’s Bold New Hard Japan Highball

December 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Keita Kurakami’s Bold New Hard Japan Highball

Keita Kurakami has made the first ascent of a new highball problem in Japan he called Neutralism. He climbed it ground-up, working on the moves between bigger and bigger falls. This is one of […]


Facundo Langbehn is First Chilean Up V15

December 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Facundo Langbehn is First Chilean Up V15

Top Chilean boulderer Facundo Langbehn recently climbed The Nest V15 in Red Rocks, Nevada. It was the fifth ascent of the difficult problem. The 23-year-old is the first climber from Chile to send the […]