Adam Ondra Talks Project Hard and 5.16

September 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Talks Project Hard and 5.16

Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Project Hard at Flatanger in Norway on Aug. 3 and gave it a grade of 5.15d (9c). Ondra has flashed 5.14d, established V16s, climbed all of the […]


Adamson and Watson’s Mega New 5.13 in Canmore

September 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adamson and Watson’s Mega New 5.13 in Canmore

Miles Adamson and Zach Watson have made the first free ascent of their mega route on Grotto Mountain in Canmore. The two strong Western Canada climbers bolted the six-pitch 5.13+ over the past five […]


Adam Ondra Sends Project Hard, First 5.15d Ever

September 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Sends Project Hard, First 5.15d Ever

Adam Ondra has sent Project Hard, which he graded 5.15d, the first climb in the world given a grade harder than 5.15c. The super steep route follows features up the Hanshelleren Cave at Flatanger, […]


Historic Bugaboos One-Day Howser Towers Link-Up

September 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Historic Bugaboos One-Day Howser Towers Link-Up

Will Stanhope and Leo Houlding have linked the three west faces of the Howser Towers in the Bugaboos in a day. Their 2,000-metre, 5.12+, 58 rope-length, 23.5-hour link-up is the first to include the […]


Climbers Shot At in Little Cottonwood Canyon

August 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Climbers Shot At in Little Cottonwood Canyon

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that a gunman opened fire on Monday evening on climbers in Little Cottonwood Canyon, a popular Utah climbing area. Samuel Clairmont and partners were rappelling from the fourth pitch […]


New Film ‘Pretty Strong’ is Much Needed

August 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on New Film ‘Pretty Strong’ is Much Needed

This new film project called ‘Pretty Strong’ promises to be an action-packed and inspiring project once complete. The film’s production team have started a kickstarter page, on which they note, “A climbing film about […]


Watch Chris Sharma Climb Wild 5.14 DWS

August 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Chris Sharma Climb Wild 5.14 DWS

Chris Sharma has climbed “a perfect line” up the Vallon Pont d’Arc in Southern France. His new deep water solo (DWS) route is a 30-metre 5.14 that took him four days to piece together. […]