Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner Wins Top Italian Design Award

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Grivel Twin Gate carabiner wins the Compasso d’Orco ADI for design. The Compasso d’Oro ADI is an association for industrial awards that began over 50 years ago. The Twin Gate is designed as a locking […]


Climb With Alex Honnold in 360° Video in California Needles

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch this 360° film of Alex Honnold climbing in the Needles in Sequoia National Forest. The first climbers to climb in the Needles were southern Californians like Herb Laeger, Dick Leversee and leading climber Fred […]


Top Climbers to Open Calgary Bouldering Gym Called Bolder

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Josh Muller, Zak McGurk and Craig Doram are opening a new climbing gym in Calgary built specifically for boulderers. “We have been working tirelessly for month to make this dream a reality,” said Muller. “Join […]


New Yamnuska Guidebook by Andy Genereux Bigger and Brighter

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Andy Genereux has established dozens of routes and cataloged the history of the famous Alberta mountain. In 2010, he climbed 50 routes on Yam in one year for his 50th birthday, read about it here. […]


Hand in the Honey Pot is 11-Pitch 5.11 on EEOR in Rockies

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Hand in the Honey Pot is  500-metre 5.11b/c that was first climbed by Brett Lawrence and Jeff Relph in July 2007. Established as a modern mixed route that requires a rack of gear, but has […]


The 2016 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival in Ontario

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) has announced sign-up is open for the fourth annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival (BVCF). The fun event will run from July 15 to 17. The festival will be held […]


Lauren Watson Sends Just Can’t Do It, Her First 5.13

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Thanks to Lauren Watson, Squamish has a climbing gym with ropes. She called the space Ground Up and it has become a hub of climbing activity on Canada’s West Coast. Long before that, she […]