Hard International Summer Sends 2017

July 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Hard International Summer Sends 2017

The year started with a historic number of 5.15 sends in Europe and has continued into the hotter time of year with more big climbs. Top 42-year-old European climber Dani Andrada made the first […]


Seb Bouin Sends Decades-Old France Project

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Seb Bouin Sends Decades-Old France Project

Seb Bouin recently sent a 20-year project in France he called Legend 5.14d at Pic Saint-Loup close to Monpellier in France. Bouin added an extension to the 25-metre Legend that he hopes to send […]


Adam Ondra Climbs New V15 Called Krater

June 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Climbs New V15 Called Krater

In between projecting sessions on the world’s potential first 5.15d in Norway, Ondra has climbed a new V15 in Holstein, Czech Republic. He called his new line Krater and according to 8a.nu, it’s his […]


Watch a Send of Archangel 5.12 in Boulder Canyon

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Archangel 5.12 in Boulder Canyon

Curtis Beutler works on and sends the well-known Boulder Canyon test-piece Archangel 5.12c. The line has long been at the centre of debate about bolting ethics and trad verses sport. What once was a […]


Watch James Pearson on New Run-Out 5.14 France Crack

June 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch James Pearson on New Run-Out 5.14 France Crack

Watch James Pearson send Le Voyage at Annot in France. The run-out line goes at E10 7a, which is spicy 5.14. “Trad is beautiful, and natural, but it can also be fickle,” noted Pearson. […]


Top Canadians Comment on Honnold’s El Cap Free-Solo

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Top Canadians Comment on Honnold’s El Cap Free-Solo

Alex Honnold’s first free-solo of El Capitan in Yosemite via Freerider is being hailed as the most important free-solo ever. Even The New Yorker has gotten in on the action with an article titled […]


Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

Dani Fuertes has made the first ascent of No Pain No Gain, a new 5.15a in Rodellar, Spain. The climbing site 8a.nu reported that the 40-metre route has a 30-metre roof and has been […]