Margo Hayes has Sent Biographie/Realization 5.15a in Ceuse

September 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Margo Hayes has Sent Biographie/Realization 5.15a in Ceuse

Margo Hayes has reported on Instagram that she sent Biographie (also known as Realization) 5.15a in Ceuse, as the 14th climber to do so. This spring, Hayes became the first female to climb a […]


Watch Mason Earle’s Send of Cobra Crack 5.14

September 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Mason Earle’s Send of Cobra Crack 5.14

Cobra Crack is the de facto kingline of North American trad climbing. A stunning wall of overhanging granite split by a singular seam, barely wide enough to get your fingers into; it’s a crack […]


Alex Puccio Talks About Her Mental Game in 2017

September 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Alex Puccio Talks About Her Mental Game in 2017

The climber’s site OnBouldering has done an interview with Alex Puccio where she talks about competitions, her Adidas Rockstars win and her plans for the future. Watch below. What a great Boulder, "Riverbed" V13/ […]


Stu Smith Sends New Squamish 5.13+R on Malamute

September 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Stu Smith Sends New Squamish 5.13+R on Malamute

Stu Smith has completed his summer project on the Malamute in Squamish after taking countless big whippers on tiny gear. He named it E.M.U.B.I.G.S (everyone’s moving up but I’m going sideways) and graded it […]


Watch Pirmin Bertle Send Bolivia’s First 5.14d

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Pirmin Bertle Send Bolivia’s First 5.14d

German crusher Pirmin Bertle has continued his South America new-routing with the first ascent of In this light you look like Poseidon at El Eden. The hard new climb is the first of the […]


Climb Sudbury Shows Off Central Ontario Stone and Ice

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Climb Sudbury Shows Off Central Ontario Stone and Ice

There is a relatively new climbing organization in Canada, which is located in Central Ontario. Found between the crags of the Niagara Escarpment and walls on the northwest shores of Lake Superior is the […]


American Paige Claassen Climbs Flatanger 5.14c

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on American Paige Claassen Climbs Flatanger 5.14c

American climber Paige Claassen has completed a three-and-a-half week project at Flatanger, Norway, with her ascent of Eye of Odin 5.14c. Claassen reported after her climb, “The traverse holds leading up to the second […]