Angela Eiter Becomes First Female to Send 5.15b

October 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Angela Eiter has sent La Planta de Shiva 5.15b at Villanueva del Rosario, Spain, and become the first female to climb the grade. Not only that, she becomes one of only a few climbers, […]


New Speed Record for The Nose by Gobright and Reynolds

October 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds have set a new speed record for climbing The Nose on El Capitan. Their posted time is a staggering two hours, nineteen minutes and 44 seconds (2:19:44), which shaved […]


New 10-Pitch 5.11 on EEOR Near Canmore is The Alt-Left

October 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Steve Holeczi and Marc Piche have been establishing routes in the Canadian Rockies for over 20 years. Both IFMGA mountain guides, they are two of the more knowledgeable rock climbers based in Alberta. Piche […]


Climbing Areas Damaged by 2017 Hurricanes

October 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The 2017 hurricane season took a toll on a number of climbing areas, including Virgin Gorda and Tremadog. Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has long been a popular destination for bouldering. Most […]


Recovery Fund for Quinn Brett After Life-changing Fall

October 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

On Oct. 11, American climber Quinn Brett was climbing with Josie McKee when she took a 100-foot fall while climbing The Nose. Brett fell from the Boot Flake and hit the Texas Flake. She […]


Amanda Berezowski Climbs Another 5.14 with Northern Man

October 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

West Coaster Amanada Berezowski has climbed her second 5.14a with a tick of Northern Man at Horne Lake. See her Instagram post about it below. I thugged it to the top of something today! […]


Alex Megos Nets Jaws II 5.15a at Rumney in Three Tries

October 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Alex Megos reported on Instagram that he sent Jaws II 5.15a at Rumney in New Hampshire on his third attempt. The steep and hard route was first climbed in 1998 by Dave Graham at […]