Donate to Help Climbing Legend Jim Bridwell

January 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Climbing legend Jim Bridwell is currently in the hospital due to serious health issues related to his kidneys and liver. You can donate to help with the rising medical bills here. Bridwell was one […]


Jakob Schubert is Bringing the Power in 2018

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

Jakob Schubert has started his year with an impressive flash of Catalan Witness the Fitnees V15 at Cova del ocell near Barcelona. The route was first climbed by Chris Sharma and the few repeat […]


Will Ghisolfi be the Best Sport Climber of 2018?

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

Stefano Ghisolfi left 2017 with a string of big sends of hard sport climbs around Spain and Italy. The 24-year-old Italian climber has kicked off 2018 with an ascent of La Capella 5.15b in […]


Starbucks Coming to a Yosemite Near You

January 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Over 15,000 people have signed a petition against a new Starbucks in Yosemite, a national park where over four million people visit every year. President Teddy Roosevelt said Yosemite was “a great solemn cathedral, […]


Cancelled Karma Drone Promised Epic Images

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

Climbers love taking pictures and some enjoy taking them with drones when and where they’re allowed. GoPro has cancelled their highly anticipated Karma Drone, which many climbers were excited about getting their hands on. […]


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, […]