Muriel Sarkany Climbs Era Vella 5.14d for Second of Grade

September 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Muriel Sarkany Climbs Era Vella 5.14d for Second of Grade

Belgian climber Muriel Sarkany has climbed Chris Sharma’s famous 50-metre 2010 power-fest Era Vella 5.14d at Margalef. The climber’s site 8a.nu reported that it was the first send of the route in 18 months. […]


10 Fun Fall Climbs at Ontario’s Mount Nemo

September 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on 10 Fun Fall Climbs at Ontario’s Mount Nemo

Mount Nemo is one of Canada’s most historic and visited crags. Located southwest of Toronto, the limestone walls make up only one section of the Niagara Escarpment that stretches north to Georgian Bay. Over […]


Yosemite Fall Season Starts with Deadly El Cap Rockfall

September 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Yosemite Fall Season Starts with Deadly El Cap Rockfall

The 2017 fall climbing season in Yosemite just got going and already there’s been an unfortunate rockfall that has killed one person and left another injured. Ranger Scott Gediman said Wednesday that many climbers […]


The Fall 2017 Canadian Boulder Competition Schedule

September 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | Comments Off on The Fall 2017 Canadian Boulder Competition Schedule

Below are the dates and locations for the 2017 fall competition schedule in Canada, specifically in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The dates run from Oct. 21 to Dec. 17 before the holiday break. […]


Lucas Uchida Climbs Lion’s Head 5.13d Classic

September 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Lucas Uchida Climbs Lion’s Head 5.13d Classic

Ontario-based climber Lucas Uchida has climbed The Man in Me 5.13d at Lion’s Head in Ontario. In 2016, Uchida flashed Maxi Piesta 5.13c at Lion’s Head and in 2015 climbed God’s Own Stone 5.14a […]


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 […]