French Climber Julia Chanourdie Sends Her First 5.14d

March 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Julia Chanourdie has sent Ground Zero 5.14d at Tetto di Sarre in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta. The steep line was first climbed in 2002 by Alberto Gnerro as the first climb of the grade in […]


Angelika Rainer Sends French Connection D15 in Italy

March 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

South Tyrol climber Angelika Rainer sent French Connection D15- at Tomorrow’s World in the Dolomites a few weeks ago. With no ice from start to finish, the 40-metre route is considered one of the […]


It’s Spring Rock Climbing Season in Western Canada

March 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Rock climbing season kicked off this past weekend in Western Canada with climbers heading to popular areas from the Bow Valley to Squamish. In the Rockies, Kid Got, Guides Rock, Echo Canyon, Bataan, Cougar […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Studio Bloc Masters

March 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Studio Bloc Masters took place in Germany this past weekend. The problems were technical and fun to watch. Here are five that had some hard moves. Click on the clip to play. there […]


Jernej Kruder and Fanny Gibert Win 2017 Studio Bloc Masters

March 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | No Comments »

The Studio Bloc Masters took place this past weekend with some of the world’s leading boulderers turning up for the comp. The IFSC World Cup circuit starts in a few weeks and climbers are […]


Your Bouldering Team Canada For 2017 Has Been Announced

March 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) has announced the 13 members of the 2017 Canadian National Team for Open Bouldering. “All of these great athletes have represented Canada previously at international events and we look forward […]


Carmen Ing and Lynnette Koh Win Climber’s Rock Lead Comp

March 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

One of the first Lead comps of 2017 took place at Climber’s Rock on March 25. Climbers competed from Open to Youth D with more youth climbers entering than mature. Below are Open Finals […]