Jon Cardwell Climbs New 5.14d in Rifle, Colorado

June 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Jon Cardwell has made the first ascent of Z Nation in Rifle, Colorado, and has graded it 5.14d. Cardwell has climbed three 5.15a sport routes and said his new 5.14d is a link-up of […]


Canadian Nick Elson Gets Speed Run Record up Half Dome

June 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Speed records, also called fastest known time (FKT) in the running world, are becoming more and more popular. Canadian Nick Elson, 34, has claimed the speed record for a fast lap up and down […]


Wild Extension to Boatswain is Alberta’s Hardest Multi-Pitch

June 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

In 2017, Miles Adamson and Zach Watson made the first ascent of Don’t Rock the Boatswain, a six-pitch 5.13a on Grotto Mountain. They bolted a final seventh pitch that climbs through a steep and […]


Kaddi Lehmann is Second Woman to Send V15

June 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Kaddi Lehmann has climbed Kryptos V15 at Basler Jura in Switzerland and has become the second female after Ashima Shiraishi to climb the grade. “Kryptos is a beautiful line following a very obvious limestone […]


Falling Tree Critically Injures Climber at Lake Louise

June 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

A climber who was not wearing a helmet has been critically injured from a falling tree at Back of the Lake at Lake Louise, while two other climbers who were wearing helmets were injured […]


Alberta Crusher Sam Tucker Sends First Flight 5.14c

June 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Sam Tucker has climbed First Flight 5.14c at Acephale for one of his toughest ticks to date. First Flight was first climbed by Josh Muller in 2014 and it was originally bolted by Lev […]


2018 Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement to Andrej Štremfelj

June 11th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Andrej Stremfelj was born in December 1956 in Kranj, where he still lives today. He began climbing in 1972 with the Kranj Alpine Club. After graduating from Ljubljana University went on to teach physical […]