John Snorri First Icelander to Summit K2

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | Comments Off on John Snorri First Icelander to Summit K2

John Snorri Sigurjónsson has become the first Icelandic climber to summit K2 after reaching the summit in July. You can see his satellite tracker information here. Broad peak summit!John reaching summit of Broad peak […]


Canadian Paul McSorley on Wild New Africa Route Team

July 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Paul McSorley on Wild New Africa Route Team

Canadian Paul McSorley is one of the country’s most experienced international climbers and he has just completed a new route in South Africa with three other climbers. The team consisted of German climbers Ines […]


Charles Albert Sends V15 in Rocklands Barefoot

July 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Charles Albert Sends V15 in Rocklands Barefoot

Charles Albert is a well-known French boulderer who sends hared problems without any climbing shoes. He recently ticked one of the world’s most classic V15s for the first barefoot ascent. A post shared by […]


Gill Peet Sends 100-metre Long 5.14 Boulder in U.K.

July 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Gill Peet Sends 100-metre Long 5.14 Boulder in U.K.

U.K. climber Gill Peet has sent the long and pumpy 5.14 boulder problem called Traverse of the Gods at Craig y Longridge in Lancashire. UKClimbing.com reported the news with an extensive interview, in it […]


Megos Sends Monkey Wedding V15 in 30 Minutes

July 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Megos Sends Monkey Wedding V15 in 30 Minutes

Alex Megos has reported that he has sent Monkey Wedding V15 in only 30 minutes. After his send, Megos said, “What?! That went faster then expecting. First day here in Rocklands and already sent […]


Fred Nicole Talks Dreamtime, First V15 Ever

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Fred Nicole Talks Dreamtime, First V15 Ever

Fred Nicole started climbing at Cresciano, Switzerland, in 1991 and went on to make first ascents of many of the area’s test-piece lines. In 2000, he made the first ascent of Dreamtime as the […]


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 […]