Watch Daniel Woods Send Witness the Fitness V15

February 11th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In 2013, Daniel Woods made the third ascent of Witness the Fitness V15, but the footage was never published. Not until today. The route climbs a 15-metre roof in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas […]


Free Solo Wins Best Doc at Bafta Awards

February 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Free Solo by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin has been nominated for an Oscar, won the best climbing film at the Banff Mountain Film Fest and has dozens of other award nods to […]


Demon Falls is New 120-Metre WI5+ in B.C.

February 9th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Danny O’Farrell and Steve Janes have established a new long ice route in Bridge River, B.C., which is surely one of the best looking new ice routes so far in 2019. “The unclimbed Splashdown […]


Ines Papert Rips Into Chipped Drytool Holds

February 9th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

It should be common knowledge by now that many winter mixed and drytool routes have manufactured holds. So much so, that when a route doesn’t have chipped holds, the new route team often makes […]


Watch Takakkaw Falls Ice Climb Ascent

February 9th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Takakkaw Falls is one of Canada’s highest waterfalls and is located in Yoho National Park in B.C. First climbed by Jack Firth, Bugs McKeith, John Lauchlan and Rob Wood in 1974 and freed without […]


Piotr Schab Sends La Rambla 5.15a in Spain

February 9th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Piotr Schab has sent his fifth 5.15a in the past 12 months with his send of La Rambla in Siurana. Schab started climbing when he was seven and is in his early 20s, but […]


Watch Carlo Traversi Send Meltdown 5.14c Trad

February 8th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Ten years. That’s how long Meltdown stood unrepeated. Considering that Meltdown is located in the mecca of traditional climbing, it’s safe to assume that the Yosemite route—established by Beth Rodden on Valentine’s Day in […]


Haizea is New Splitter Alpine Line in Patagonia

February 6th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Haizea is New Splitter Alpine Line in Patagonia

Brothers Iker and Eneko Pou have made the first ascent of the new 550-metre Haizea V 5.12c on Aguja de la S in the Fitz Roy range of Patagonia. In true Pou bro fashion, […]


Watch Pete Whittaker Struggle On 5.13 Offwidth Roof

February 5th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Pete Whittaker Struggle On 5.13 Offwidth Roof

Pete Whittaker making an ascent of one of the world’s toughest offwidths called Angry Pirate Finish 5.13a.


Watch History of Drytooling and Hard Alps Sends

February 5th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch History of Drytooling and Hard Alps Sends

Watch clips of mixed climbing in the European Alps including an ascent of the North Face of the Drus. This movie talks about the history, evolution and future of the drytooling. “You will also […]