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 […]


Watch Alex Puccio Send V14 in Switzerland

May 30th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Alex Puccio Send V14 in Switzerland

And watch Daniel Woods chug a bottle of balsamic vinegar


Watch Three Ground Falls on Hold Fast, Hold True E10

May 28th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Three Ground Falls on Hold Fast, Hold True E10

To capture a ground-fall on video is scary and it rarely happens with three different climbers all on the same route over a number of year. Dave MacLeod made the first ascent of Holdfast […]


Steve McClure Climbs New E10 in U.K. Called GreatNess Wall

May 28th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Steve McClure Climbs New E10 in U.K. Called GreatNess Wall

Steve McClure has climbed a longstanding project at Nesscliffe, U.K., that he’s called GreatNess Wall E10 7a. The grade equates to about 5.14R, depending on how you break it down. A video of James […]


Caterina Bassi Sends 5.13b Offwidth Roof Crack

May 27th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on Caterina Bassi Sends 5.13b Offwidth Roof Crack

Caterina Bassi has climbed Turnkey Crack, a steep offwidth in a roof at the popular Cadarese in Val d’Ossola in Piedmont, Italy. It was first redpointed by Sean Villanueva in 2010. The route see […]


Big Glacier Collapse in Torres del Paine National Park

May 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, International, News, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Big Glacier Collapse in Torres del Paine National Park

The Southern Patagonia Icefield, which covers more than 12,000 square kilometres in southern Argentina and Chile, has reportedly split into two with large sections breaking off glaciers in Torre del Paine. The icefield is […]


Chamlang Climbed in Yeti Country, Skunking Canadians

May 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Chamlang Climbed in Yeti Country, Skunking Canadians

Chamlang is a 7,319-metre peak in the Makalu-Barun National Park in Nepal that has a big north face which was the focus of a Canadian expedition later this year. However, the intended 2,000-metre route […]


Sasha DiGiulian Narrates Her Send of Thunder Muscle 5.14

May 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Sasha DiGiulian Narrates Her Send of Thunder Muscle 5.14

Sasha DiGiulian returned to Thunder Muscle 5.14a after her send to record real-time beta. Thunder Muscle is at Seal Rock at the Flatirons in Colorado. Thunder Muscle Beta