Canadian Julia Bobak Sends Motivation, Her First 5.14

October 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Julia Bobak lives on Canada’s West Coast and has been progressing through grades over the past few years. She announced on social media today that she has climbed her first 5.14a with a send […]


Old Magazine Article Inspires Gullich/Albert Route Repeat

October 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Old Magazine Article Inspires Gullich/Albert Route Repeat

Once upon time there were two influences in the world of climbing known as Kurt Albert and Wolfgang Gullich, unique to the times they pushed the limits of possibility. The two made quite the […]


Don Serl Awarded 2017 BMFF Summit of Excellence

October 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Don Serl Awarded 2017 BMFF Summit of Excellence

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival (BMFF) is proud to announce Don Serl as the 2017 recipient of the Summit of Excellence Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution […]


Watch Alex Megos Climb Three Swiss 5.14d Sport Routes

October 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Megos Climb Three Swiss 5.14d Sport Routes

Alex Megos visited some of Switzerland’s top bolt-clipping areas this summer: Voralpsee, Tüfleten and Val Bavona. He spent over a week climbing some of the most classic lines, which included three 5.14ds and seven […]


Watch Carlos Logroño on 5.14 Crack Freeing in Spain

October 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Carlos Logroño on 5.14 Crack Freeing in Spain

In September 2017, Carlos Logroño aka ‘Citro’ freed La fuerza de la Gravedad, an A2 roof crack route at Vadiello, Spain. The first ascent was by Jandro Lorés and Logroño proposed the free grade […]


Watch Pamela Shanti Pack Climb The Kill Artist

October 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Pamela Shanti Pack Climb The Kill Artist

Watch offwidth climber Pamela Shanti Pack’s face off with the “mental block,” the second pitch and crux sequence of her latest offwidth first ascent The Kill Artist 5.13+ in Moab, Utah’s Long Canyon. After […]


Watch Quebec Climber Catherine Vaillancourt Send First V11

October 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Quebec Climber Catherine Vaillancourt Send First V11

Quebec climbers Catherine Vaillancourt and Olivier Turgeon have made a short video about their trip to Rocklands in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa Watch as long-time climber Vaillancourt climbs two V10s and her […]