New Trad Mixed Routes in Canada and Austria

February 20th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

In the Canadian Rockies, a new 40-metre mixed route has been established on a wall that gets afternoon sun by Ian Welsted, Sam Eastman and Matt Zaleski. “Fun little new route,” said Welsted who […]


Isabelle Faus Sends Memory is Parallax V14

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

Isabelle Faus has sent her third V14+ with a tick of Memory is Parallax in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The problem was first climbed by Dave Graham in 2011. Faux had previously climbed […]


Jenny Fischer and Kat Whipple Tackle China Offwidth

February 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Far Away is a climbing area where Jenny Fischer and Kat Whipple attempted a first ascent in Liming, China. Far Away, a film by Samuel Crossley Media documents Jenny and Kat’s journey, watch below. […]


Three New Ice/Mixed Climbs in European Mountains

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

There’s been a flurry of new routes in Canada, but also over Europe where three new big mixed climbs follow aesthetic lines. Marco Birolini and Ennio Spiranelli recently made the first ascent of 80 […]


Documentary: Untold Story of California’s Stoney Point

February 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The film Stoney Point: Portrait of an American Crag is a documentary based on the unique climbing culture of a small city park on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California. Though often overlooked, few […]


Rolo Garibotti Warns Patagonia Climbers About Risk

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

The weather in Patagonia has been exceptionally good this year, which has many climbers heading for difficult routes. But good weather also means more rockfall and poor glacier and snow conditions. Alpine climbing is […]


Watch Daniel Woods Send Witness the Fitness V15

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

In 2013, Daniel Woods made the third ascent of Witness the Fitness V15, but the footage was never published. Not until today. The route climbs a 15-metre roof in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas […]


Free Solo Wins Best Doc at Bafta Awards

February 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Free Solo by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin has been nominated for an Oscar, won the best climbing film at the Banff Mountain Film Fest and has dozens of other award nods to […]


Ines Papert Rips Into Chipped Drytool Holds

February 9th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

It should be common knowledge by now that many winter mixed and drytool routes have manufactured holds. So much so, that when a route doesn’t have chipped holds, the new route team often makes […]


Piotr Schab Sends La Rambla 5.15a in Spain

February 9th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Piotr Schab has sent his fifth 5.15a in the past 12 months with his send of La Rambla in Siurana. Schab started climbing when he was seven and is in his early 20s, but […]