Babsi Zangerl Sends Everything is Karate 5.14c/d

June 6th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in 2013.04, International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Babsi Zangerl is in California and has sent Everything is Karate 5.14c/d, a route bolted by Pat O’Donnell in 2012 and sent by Ethan Pringle in 2016. It’s been repeated a number of times, […]


Dawa Yangzum is First Nepali Woman to Climb Makalu

June 6th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa has become the first Nepali woman to climb Makalu, the fifth highest mountain. The 27-year-old from Dolakha’s Rolwaling Valley reached the summit on May 29. “I climbed from the Advanced Base […]


Jess O’Bryan: Climber, Surfer… and Cyber Threat Hunter?

June 2nd, 2019 by Chris Van Leuven | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

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 […]


Toronto Peak is a Mountain in the Canadian Rockies

May 31st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Toronto Peak is a Mountain in the Canadian Rockies

There are hundreds of mountains in the Canadian Rockies and dozens of them are famous worldwide, such as Temple, Robson, Assiniboine and Howse. But did you know that rising above the Athabasca River Valley […]


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


Bow Valley Already Smokey from Alberta Wildfires

May 29th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Bow Valley Already Smokey from Alberta Wildfires

The Canadian Rockies are filling with smoke and it’s only May


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 […]