Adam Ondra Visits Smith Rock and Onsights Classics

November 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra is touring America and has made a stop at Smith Rock in Oregon after crushing in Yosemite. Last week, Ondra nearly onsighted Salathe Wall and made quick work of the Book of […]


Action Directe 5.14d Climbed Again in Autumn 2018

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

Stefan Scarperi has sent Action Directe 5.14d for the second ascent of the famous route a few days after Said Belhaj ticked it. The first and famous ascent was in 1991 by Wolfgang Gullich, […]


Adam Ondra Attempted to Onsight Salathe Wall on El Cap

November 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Adam Ondra attempted to be the first climber to ever onsight the Salathe Wall 5.13 on El Capitan. Yuji Hirayama fell twice during an onsight attempt in 1997. Ondra travelled to Yosemite with the […]


Barbara Zangerl Sends Six-Pitch 5.14 in Austria

November 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Barbara Zangerl just sent Sangre de Toro on Rote Wand in Lechquellengebirge of Austria, a six-pitch 5.14a. The first ascent of the big route was by Gunther Winkel, Alex Luger, Robert Natter and Konrad […]


Godzilla is New Four-Pitch 5.9 Close to Canmore

October 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Godzilla is New Four-Pitch 5.9 Close to Canmore

Godzilla is a new 5.9 four-pitches all-bolted route on Kanga South (aka Whitemans Crag) above Upper Grassi Lakes parking area in Canmore. The first ascent was in June 2018 by Dave Smart and Brandon Pullan […]


Popular Climbing Instagramer @lizzy.ellison Deletes Account

October 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Popular Climbing Instagramer @lizzy.ellison Deletes Account

Social media has a way of connecting and motivating through stories and photos, but there’s no denying many people struggle with its purpose and the unwanted exposure it may bring. Popular Instagramer @lizzy.ellison has […]


Brad Gobright Sends 31-Pitch El Corazon 5.13b on El Cap

October 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Brad Gobright Sends 31-Pitch El Corazon 5.13b on El Cap

Brad Gobright has repeated the well-known El Capitan route called El Corazon, a 31-pitch 5.13b. “It took 19 hours and is probably the most challenging thing I’ve done in climbing,” said Gobright after his […]