Said Belhaj Gets Lucky 13th on Cobra Crack 5.14

September 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Said Belhaj Gets Lucky 13th on Cobra Crack 5.14

It took Swedish climber Said Belhaj only eight days to sort out Cobra Crack 5.14b in Squamish for the route’s 13th free ascent. It’s also the third time the hard finger crack has been […]


Crusher Anak Verhoeven Sends New 5.15a in France

September 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Crusher Anak Verhoeven Sends New 5.15a in France

Anak Verhoeven has made the first ascent of Sweet neuf 5.15a at Pierrot Beach in France, becoming the first female to make a first ascent of the grade. Margo Hayes become the first female […]


New Big Peru Rock Climbs by Pou Bros, Ponce and Galan

September 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New Big Peru Rock Climbs by Pou Bros, Ponce and Galan

The strong sibling team of Iker and Eneko Pou recently teamed up with Manu Ponce and Pedro Galan for three big climbs in Peru. Muy contentos 😀de vuelta de nuestra expedición en #Peru con […]


A 2014 Interview with Alpinist Jeff Lowe

September 11th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Competition, Profiles | 1 Comment »

Jeff Lowe  is considered one of the pioneers of waterfall and alpine ice climbing in North America. Jeff’s climbing career spans six decades and he is known for his visionary climbs and alpine style […]


Peter Adamson’s New New Brunswick 5.13+

September 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Peter Adamson’s New New Brunswick 5.13+

Peter Adamson has made the first ascent of Temperance 5.13+ in New Brunswick, which is one of the most difficult climbs in the province. “This one took a lot of effort, but finally sent […]


Mount Slesse’s East Face Repeated and Freed

September 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Mount Slesse’s East Face Repeated and Freed

Jacob Cook and Tony McLane have made the first free ascent, and second ever, of the east face of Slesse Mountain (often called Mount Slesse) in B.C.’s Cascade Mountains. The first ascent of the […]


Adam Ondra Calls World’s Hardest Route ‘Silence’

September 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Calls World’s Hardest Route ‘Silence’

Adam Ondra has put the finishing touch on his historic 5.15d send at Flatanger in Norway. Everyone was wondering if he would leave it as Project Hard, but he has given it the official […]