Sean McColl Gets Bronze at The World Games

July 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Sean McColl was the only Canadian invited to this year’s World Games and it’s the second time he attended the event. He walked away with bronze in Lead. The next IFSC World Cup is […]


Massive New Big Wall Climbed in Powell River

July 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Over the month of July we (Drew Leiterman and Travis Foster) were in the Daniels River valley outside of Powell River, B.C. with the objective put up the first ascent of Red Alert Wall: […]


Mason Earle Sends Cobra Crack in Squamish

July 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Mason Earle has made the 11th ascent of Cobra Crack 5.14b, the steep and thin crack is found at the Cirque of the Uncrackables on the back side of The Chief. The first ascent […]


Top Climbers Gather in Squamish for Festival

July 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

The Arc’teryx Climbing Academy is off to a great start. On the first night, Hazel Findlay and Brette Harrington’s presentations entertained the biggest audience to attend the event. Light showers on Friday kept most […]


The 2017 Beaver Valley Climbing Fest Rocked

July 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Rock | No Comments »

The 2017 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival in Southern Ontario was the busiest and most entertaining since the event kicked off in 2014. There was a number of clinics, lots of climbing, live music and […]


Climber Chris Parker’s New Climb-Themed Album

July 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Chris Parker was once an editor for Rock & Ice and is now the content editor for Black Diamond. He has released his second album called Cliff Notes, “which is a collection of songs […]


Local Hero: Interview with Jean-Marc de la Plante

July 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles | No Comments »

Jean-Marc de la Plante is involved with four climbing gyms in four provinces in Canada. From the east to west coast, his efforts have helped create fun indoor climbing spaces for thousands of Canadians. […]