Markus Pucher’s First Winter Solo of Aguja Guillaumet

September 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Markus Pucher’s First Winter Solo of Aguja Guillaumet

Markus Pucher has made the first winter solo of Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia, during a very snowy year. On Sept. 8, the strong Austrian climber reached the top of the 2,579-metre peak, which was […]


Eight Breakthroughs in a Year, from V17 to 5.15d

September 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Eight Breakthroughs in a Year, from V17 to 5.15d

It has been one of the most memorable years of climbing since Nalle Hukkataival pushed the grade-bar to the hard-to-imagine V17 grade. Since that big send in October 2016, climbers have been pushing every […]


Carlo Traversi’s V14, 5.14 and 14er Colorado Day

September 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Carlo Traversi’s V14, 5.14 and 14er Colorado Day

This short film from Black Diamond is about Carlo Traveri challenging himself to climb a V14, 5.14 and 14,000-foot mountain in one day. Traversi wrote in a story here, “The 3 a.m. alarm felt […]


Alex Puccio Tops New Base Line V14

September 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Puccio Tops New Base Line V14

Alex Puccio recently took top spot at Arco Rock Masters before climbing her third V14 with a tick of New Base Line in Magic Wood, Switzerland. Puccio had previously sent The Wheel of Chaos […]


New 2,700-metre Alpine Line on Karakorum’s Shispare

September 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on New 2,700-metre Alpine Line on Karakorum’s Shispare

Shispare is a 7,611-metre peak located in the Western Karakorum in an area with countless unclimbed alpine lines to the tops of often unclimbed summits. The first ascent of Shispare was in 1974 by […]


Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

August 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

The west face of Xanadu is known as the Half Dome of the Arctic and up until this summer, it had no big wall routes. It’s found in the Arrigetch Peaks in the in […]


Watch 34 Problems Get Climbed on in Rocklands

August 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch 34 Problems Get Climbed on in Rocklands

Watch climbers on 34 bouldering problems in Rocklands between V4 to V11 with no chatting. The routes are: The Slash and Burn V8/7B, Mannerheim Roof V5, Demi Lune V5, Death-proof V6, Colin the Librarian […]