10 Peter Croft Rock Climbing Highlights

June 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Peter Croft is one of Canada’s top all-time climbers with a number of important firsts over the past 30 years. In the book Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List, Croft listed […]


Slovak Direct Climbed in 2019 in Epic Conditions

June 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | No Comments »

The Slovak Direct is a 3,000-metre route on Denali graded VI 5.9X M6 WI6


Simon Messner, Reinhold’s Son, Heading to Himalayas

June 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Simon Messner, son of Reinhold Messner, is heading to Pakistan for the next two months on an alpine climbing mission. Simon hasn’t said much about his objective, except that it’s around Muztagh Tower. Simon […]


Watch First Ascent of The Smile V15 in Rocklands

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

As the Rocklands season ramps into gear, here are some highlights from 2018, including the first ascent of The Smile V15 and repeats of The Finnish Line V15, which “are two of the finest […]


Angy Eiter Climbs Pure Dreaming 5.14d

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

This the Austrian’s fourth of the grade


Babsi Zangerl Sends Everything is Karate 5.14c/d

June 6th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in 2013.04, International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Babsi Zangerl is in California and has sent Everything is Karate 5.14c/d, a route bolted by Pat O’Donnell in 2012 and sent by Ethan Pringle in 2016. It’s been repeated a number of times, […]


Dawa Yangzum is First Nepali Woman to Climb Makalu

June 6th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa has become the first Nepali woman to climb Makalu, the fifth highest mountain. The 27-year-old from Dolakha’s Rolwaling Valley reached the summit on May 29. “I climbed from the Advanced Base […]


Jess O’Bryan: Climber, Surfer… and Cyber Threat Hunter?

June 2nd, 2019 by Chris Van Leuven | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Jess O’Bryan: Climber, Surfer… and Cyber Threat Hunter?

For anyone who’s ever caught a fast wave on their board and felt the water breaking overhead, before letting gravity take over and relaxing through the ride, know that surfing and climbing—where one commits […]


Weekend Stoker: Hard Grit Boulders and Sweet Tunes

May 31st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Weekend Stoker: Hard Grit Boulders and Sweet Tunes

This is a short film focusing on some of the harder boulder problems that Oliver Parkinson managed to climb in Yorkshire over the last grit season (between October and May). “It includes some established […]


Jorge Diaz-Rullo Sends First 5.15b with Planta de Shiva

May 30th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Jorge Diaz-Rullo Sends First 5.15b with Planta de Shiva

Jorge Diaz-Rullo, 20, has climbed his first 5.15b with a send of Planta de Shiva in Villanueva del Rosario. The steep route was first climbed by Adam Ondra and has been climbed at least […]