Watch Alex Honnold Free Solo in The Needles

September 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Honnold Free Solo in The Needles

Watch as Alex Honnold visits and free-solos big routes in The Needles of California in this 360-degree video. The Needles are a series of granite spires that stand watch atop a narrow ridge that […]


Sonnie Trotter Has Climbed 70 5.14s with Atlas Send

August 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter Has Climbed 70 5.14s with Atlas Send

Sonnie Trotter opened the first 5.14 in eastern Canada in August of the year 2000 with his first ascent of Titan at Lion’s Head. For the past few weeks, he’s spent time back at […]


Wild Images of Crouching Tiger, Big New B.C. 5.12

August 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Wild Images of Crouching Tiger, Big New B.C. 5.12

Brette Harrington recently completed a 2016 project she began with Marc-Andre Leclerc on the Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. She teamed up with Caro North and Chris Kalman and invited top photographer Kieran Brownie […]


Watch Mike Doyle Send Pulse 5.14 in 1998

August 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Mike Doyle Send Pulse 5.14 in 1998

It was 20 years ago that Canadian Mike Doyle sent his first 5.14a with a send of Pulse near Squamish. Just this week, Doyle made the third ascent of Blue Jeans Direct 5.14a on […]


John Bolte Sends The Bachar/Yerian 5.11cR/X

August 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on John Bolte Sends The Bachar/Yerian 5.11cR/X

The Bachar/Yerian is a four-pitch 5.11cX on Medlicott Dome in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite. It was first climbed by John Bachar and Dave Yerian in 1981 and has become a test-piece route with big run-outs […]


Mike Doyle Sends Blue Jeans Direct 5.14 on Yam

August 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Mike Doyle Sends Blue Jeans Direct 5.14 on Yam

Mike Doyle has made the third ascent of Blue Jeans Direct 5.14 on Yamnuska with Cory Rogans climbing and jummaring behind. After @sashadigiulian sent 'Blue Jeans Direct' but before she peaced out, she was […]


Watch 2018 Ascent of K2 During Good Season

August 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch 2018 Ascent of K2 During Good Season

The K2 2018 summer season has come to an end, but the peak had a record 62 summits and the first ski descent. From 2009 to 2016, there were only three years with summits […]