Tomoa Narasaki Flashes Decided V14 in Japan

December 3rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Tomoa Narasaki has flashed Decided V14 at Mizugaki in Japan. Narasaki qualified for the Olympics earlier this summer, so sat out the Toulouse Olympic qualifying event this weekend. Decided was first climbed by Ryuichi […]


That Time Sonnie Trotter Sent Rhapsody E11

November 27th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

It took dozens of tries and many huge whippers, but he eventually repeated one of the hardest trad routes in the world


The World’s Hardest Trad Routes by Fall 2019

November 27th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

North America has the highest concentration of hard trad routes in the world


Watch Adam Ondra on a V15 First Ascent

November 26th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

He’ll be heading to an Olympic-qualifying event this weekend


Notes on How to Fall Ice Climbing by Will Gadd

November 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Notes on How to Fall Ice Climbing by Will Gadd

“If your feet aren’t welded then bad things may happen…”


Buster Martin is Second U.K. Climber to Send 9a+

November 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Buster Martin is Second U.K. Climber to Send 9a+

Watch him send the difficult route, which he sent very quickly


New Route on Half Dome is The Xue Way

November 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | Comments Off on New Route on Half Dome is The Xue Way

The new 5.11+ A0 took a few seasons to establish


Watch Alex Megos Red Point Film Rotpunkt

November 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Megos Red Point Film Rotpunkt

The feature-length film focuses on Megos, the redpoint and Wolfgang Gullich


Timmy O’Neill’s Epic Story About Dean Potter Free Soloing

November 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Timmy O’Neill’s Epic Story About Dean Potter Free Soloing

The two were on a solo together when things got a little crazy


Colin Duffy, 15, Crushes at RRG with First 5.14c

November 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Colin Duffy, 15, Crushes at RRG with First 5.14c

He climbed two 5.14c classics and a number of other hard lines during his short visit