USA Comps: Coleman and Puccio Take Southern Grit

January 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The biggest competition for USA Climbing to take place so far this year was Southern Grit on Jan. 6 at High Point Climbing Birmingham. As USA Climbing reported: It came down to the final […]


Logan Barber Establishes Hardest Crack Down Under

January 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Logan Barber has made the first ascent of a crack project at Mount Buffalo in Australia he’s grading 5.13d. His new route is called Japanese Deep Freeze and he projected it two years ago […]


Jakob Schubert Starts 2018 With Another 5.15b

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

Jakob Schubert has climbed Stoking the Fire, his third 5.15b to date and first big climb of 2018. Schubert also noted on Instagram that it was the third ascent of the steep Santa Linya, […]


Mount Slesse Gets Bold New Winter Mixed Route

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

West Coaster Marc-Andre Leclerc and Brit Tom Livingston have climbed a new winter route up the Navigator Wall on Mount Sleese in B.C. Leclerc likely knows more about Slesse than any active climber today. […]


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 […]


Alex Txikon Trying Everest: Winter, Solo, Sans O2

January 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | No Comments »

Spanish climber Alex Txikon is approaching Mount Everest for his second attempt at climbing it without bottled oxygen, alone and in winter. He would become the first climber to achieve the feat. His first […]


Guide and Client Die on Table Mountain in Africa

January 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Guide and Client Die on Table Mountain in Africa

A rock climbing guide and a client have died on South Africa’s popular Table Mountain. The client was from Hong Kong and another client was rescued and is in hospital recovering. It was reported […]