Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In November 2016, Michaela Kiersch sent The Golden Ticket 5.14c at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. “A short film by Andy Wickstrom, Brandon and Gabi Fox that chronicles the historic first female ascent of […]


First Major B.C. Comp of 2017 at BoulderHouse for The Resolution

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | No Comments »

The comp year in B.C. kicked off 2017 in Victoria at the new and awesome BoulderHouse for The Resolution. It was a good start to the year with a full roster of top competitors […]


Tour de Bloc 14 Blocbuster at Climber’s Rock in Ontario

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | No Comments »

The 2017 comp year kicked off in Ontario at Climber’s Rock in Burlington with a Tour de Bloc 14 stop at Blocbuster. With 16 categories of climbers, it was a busy day yesterday. Below […]


Wild Survivial Story About 1983 Rockies Alpine Avalanche

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In 1983, Jim Sevigny and Richard Whitmire were heading up the Supercouloir on Deltaform in the Canadian Rockies. They were about 650 metres up the grade IV climb when an avalanche swept them down […]


Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In Fall of 2016, Ben Smith made the first ascent of The Trickle Down 5.14-, the hardest route on Canada’s East Coast and the first of the grade in Nova Scotia. Be sure to […]


Nico Favresse Sends 5.14d Before Patagonia Trip

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Nico Favresse is one of the world’s leading all-round climbers. When he’s not freeing new lines up big walls, he is projecting difficult single-pitch routes. In preparation for his upcoming trip to Patagonia, he […]


Daisuke Ichimiya Gets Third Ascent of Horizon V15

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in 2013.04, Bouldering, International, News, Routes | No Comments »

Japanese boulderer Daisuke Ichimiya has made the third ascent of Dai Koyamada’s Horizon V15, in Mount Hiei, Japan. Ichimaya, 23, had sent two V15s before: Shambala and Vanitas. All three V15s noted were opened […]