Expedition to Find Missing Plane on Tupungato

January 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, International, News, Routes | No Comments »

The following is a press release of an upcoming expedition called Star Dust Expedition from Matt Maynard (follow below on Instagram). On Aug. 2, 1947, the British South American Airways plane “Star Dust” vanished […]


Mega New D16 in Italy is Parallel World

January 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | No Comments »

Dariusz Sokołowski has made the first free ascent of the 60-metre Parallel World at Tomorrow’s World in the Dolomites at D16. Other hard lines at the cave include Tom Ballard’s Je Ne Sais Quoi […]


Watch Paul Robinson Send Karoshi V15

January 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Paul Robinson is one of the world’s strongest boulderers. In December, he made the first ascent of Karoshi and summarized the climb below. Back in early 2018, my friend Keith Allen Peters and I […]


Watch Steve McClure Climb Steep Irish Sea Cliffs

January 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Steve McClure teams up with Irish legend Ricky Bell for a mission to the wild island of Inis Mór, off the coast of Ireland. The sheer cliffs are famous for their unrelenting sport routes, […]


New Route on North Face of Canmore’s Lady Mac

January 17th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Special Feature | No Comments »

Mount Lady MacDonald (Lady Mac) is a big mountain with a number of peaks, ridges and complex faces. It stands at 2,606 metres on the north side of the valley above Canmore in the […]


Ethan Pringle Sends V15 in Red Rocks

January 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Ethan Pringle has climbed Kintsugi V15 in Red Rocks for the problem’s fifth ascent. First climbed by Nalle Hukkataival, it’s one of the hardest problems in the area with difficult and exposed moves. It’s […]


Watch Adam Ondra Nearly Onsight 5.13+ Crack

January 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Adam Ondra visited Indian Creek last fall and climbed a number of classic splitter cracks. In this video, Ondra tries to onsight Hot Pork Sundae 5.13+ and nearly makes it, but comes out of […]


Watch Albertan Matt Hendsbee on Bishop Highballs

January 14th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Matt Hendsbee from Alberta was recently climbing in Bishop and sent a number of difficult highballs. In order: Beekeeper V6, Luminance V9, Secrets of the Beehive V7, Flight of the Bumblebee V8, Footprints V9 […]


Watch First Ascent of I’m Your Huckleberry 5.13

January 11th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Watch the first ascent of I’m Your Huckleberry 5.13 by Randy Leavitt at El Cajon Mountain, San Diego, California. Video camera work by Chris Hubbard. Belay by Zach Gelbart. This beautiful granite rock climb […]


Throwback to Tony Yaniro on Paisano Overhang

January 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The Paisano Overhang is a long offwidth roof crack on Paisano pinnacle above the Sunshine Face at Suicide Rock. The crux is the final few metres of the crack and turning the lip into […]