The Direct Line is New 39-Pitch 5.13+ El Cap Route

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on The Direct Line is New 39-Pitch 5.13+ El Cap Route

The Direct Line is the newest route up El Capitan in Yosemite and it was climbed all free. Rob Miller and Roby Rudolf spent 14 days on the wall to complete the 39-pitch 5.13+. […]


Watch Stephan Vogt Send Classic Action Directe 5.14d

October 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Stephan Vogt Send Classic Action Directe 5.14d

Stephan Vogt spent over 20 days in a span of five years projecting one the most famous sport routes. Watch the Frankenjura send below. It’s often acknowledged as the world’s first 5.14d, Wolfgang Güllich […]


New Alpine Mixed Route on Shivling in Himalayas

October 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Alpine Mixed Route on Shivling in Himalayas

Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini have made the first ascent of a new route on Shivling, a stunning 6,543-metre peak in the Indian Himalayas. Their route is called Shiva’s Ice and it climbs up […]


First Ascent of Pedra Baina, Brazilian Big Wall

October 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on First Ascent of Pedra Baina, Brazilian Big Wall

Watch the first ascent of the east face of Pedra Baiana, which resulted in one of the hardest big wall in Brazil. The 800-metre route called Sangue Latino took 14 days to free and […]


Watch Lynn Hill Free Climbing The Nose

October 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Lynn Hill Free Climbing The Nose

Top climber Lynn Hill left the World Cup comp circuit in 1992 to pursue bigger adventures. The following year, she made the first free ascent of The Nose 5.14. In an interview from 1999 […]


Top Climbers in Yosemite Working Projects

October 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Top Climbers in Yosemite Working Projects

This year has been busy in the climbing world, with big ascents and tragic injuries almost every week. A number of top climbers are currently in Yosemite working on new and old projects. Over […]


Climbing Areas Damaged by 2017 Hurricanes

October 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Climbing Areas Damaged by 2017 Hurricanes

The 2017 hurricane season took a toll on a number of climbing areas, including Virgin Gorda and Tremadog. Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has long been a popular destination for bouldering. Most […]