Hazel Findlay Sends Classic Conception 5.13 Splitter Crack

May 3rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Hazel Findlay Sends Classic Conception 5.13 Splitter Crack

Hazel Findlay has climbed Conception, the 70-metre 5.13 splitter first freed by Dean Potter in 2003 who opened the once two-pitch aid route known as Acromaniac. Findlay found out about the route because Steph […]


Watch 2019 Sends of Famous Greenspit Crack

May 3rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch 2019 Sends of Famous Greenspit Crack

Greenspit in Valle d’Orco, Italy, is one of the most famous roof cracks in the world. The 12-metre splitter was first climbed by Didier Berthod with pre-placed gear at the grade of 5.14a. It […]


Mount Everest New Route Attempt Underway

May 2nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Mount Everest New Route Attempt Underway

Cory Richards and Esteban “Topo” Mena are attempting a new route up the northeast face of Mount Everest via a route that Canadian Raphael Slawinski and team once planned to climb in 2015. Read […]


Watch Giuliano Cameroni Crush Two New V16 Problems

May 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Giuliano Cameroni Crush Two New V16 Problems

Giuliano Cameroni recently made the first ascents of two of the hardest boulder problems in Switzerland. The steep lines are Poison The Well V16 at Brione and REM V16 at Cresciano. The 21-year-old is […]


The World’s Hardest Boulder Problems by Country

May 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on The World’s Hardest Boulder Problems by Country

Climbers have been climbing boulder problems for over 100 years. There are now dozens of V15s and a handful of V16 problems with at least two V17s. Pierre Allain is considered one of the […]


We Said Farewell to Ueli Steck Two Years Ago

April 30th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on We Said Farewell to Ueli Steck Two Years Ago

On April 20, 2017, Swiss climber Ueli Steck fell while soloing from the slopes of Nuptse at the age of 40. He was one of the world’s most cutting-edge alpinists who’d climbed Gasherbrum II […]


Moonshadow is New 5.11 in Zion Next to Moonlight Buttress

April 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Moonshadow is New 5.11 in Zion Next to Moonlight Buttress

Jeremy Collins and Jarod Sickler recently made the first ascent of Moonshadow, a new 5.11 next the classic Moonlight Buttress in Zion. It climbs the large corner to the right of Moonlight. In 1971, […]


Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Send 5.14+

April 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Send 5.14+

The power couple of Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher seem to be unstoppable. If there not sending big El Cap walls and repeating run-out trad routes, than they’re busy ticking hard sport climbs. Zangerl, […]


Alex Puccio Sends Her Fifth V14 with Heritage

April 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Puccio Sends Her Fifth V14 with Heritage

Alex Puccio has climbed her fifth V14 with a send of Heritage in Valle Bavona less than a year after winning gold at the Vail World Cup 2018. With nearly 30 V13 sends to […]


Watch First Ascent of One of U.K.’s Hardest Trad Climbs

April 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch First Ascent of One of U.K.’s Hardest Trad Climbs

On Sept. 21, 2014, Neil Mawson made the first ascent of Choronzon at Pembroke in Wales. Graded E10 7a, it’s one of the hardest trad routes in the U.K. Mawson started to project the […]