Five International Climbing Highlights of 2017

December 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Five International Climbing Highlights of 2017

This year has been one of the most memorable in the world of climbing for some time. Climbers have been pushing every style of climbing and succeeding with breakthrough ascents. There’s countless highlights, but […]


Watch Solo of Yosemite’s Widow’s Tears

December 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Solo of Yosemite’s Widow’s Tears

Vitaliy Musiyenko made the first known solo of the 300-metre Widow’s Tears WI5 in Yosemite at the start of 2016. The ice route rarely forms and was first climbed by Mark Chapman and Kevin […]


Watch Heather Weidner Send China Doll 5.14

December 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Heather Weidner Send China Doll 5.14

China Doll is a provocative exploration of gender stereotypes, romance, and rock climbing. Witness Heather Weidner battle personal demons in the world of hard traditional climbing. With her ascent of China Doll, a 5.14R […]


Watch Kilian Jornet Race up Grandes Jorasses

December 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Kilian Jornet Race up Grandes Jorasses

Watch Kilian Jornet and Simon Elias race up Grandes Jorasses in Chamonix in 2015. The just-dropped film from 2015 shows the two fast alpinists climbing The Colton?Macintyre route on the north face. The climbed […]


Facundo Langbehn is First Chilean Up V15

December 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Facundo Langbehn is First Chilean Up V15

Top Chilean boulderer Facundo Langbehn recently climbed The Nest V15 in Red Rocks, Nevada. It was the fifth ascent of the difficult problem. The 23-year-old is the first climber from Chile to send the […]


Oriane Bertone is 12 and Sends Another V13

December 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Oriane Bertone is 12 and Sends Another V13

French climber Oriane Bertone has made the third ascent of Psychopad Rallongé V13 at Ravine des Colimaçons in France. “Second 8B [V13] for me,” said Berone on her 8a.nu scorecard. “Very happy to have […]


Remote Spectre Spire in Antarctica Climbed

December 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Remote Spectre Spire in Antarctica Climbed

Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon climbed the remote Spectre spire in Antarctica’s Organ Pipe peaks of the Gothic Mountains. They made the second ascent of the 1980 route established by Mugs and […]