Watch Short Film on Squamish Sender Jamie Finlayson

August 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Jamie Finlayson is one of Canada’s strongest all-round rock climbers with sends of The Reckoning V14, Terminator V13, Superman 5.14c and Smell the Glove 5.14c. Gripped’s videographer Adam Wojtkowiak caught up with Finlayson this […]


Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle to Headline 2016 Banff Mountain Festival

August 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Rock climbing has never seen the likes of these women. Both are known for their trailblazing ascents of The Nose, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn; for establishing record-breaking speed climbs, for possessing a steely […]


Injured Shauna Coxsey Won’t Compete in Paris

August 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Shauna Coxsey announced she will not be competing in the IFSC World Championships in Paris in September. Coxsey suffered a shoulder injury during the final round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup in Munich […]


Throwback Thursday: Waddington First Ascent One Year Ago Today

August 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

On Aug. 18, 2015, Paul McSorley, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ines Papert climbed a new mixed route up the aesthetic Southwest Buttress of Mount Waddington’s northwest summit in B.C. The new 800-metre 20-pitch route goes […]


Nick Elson Sets Grand Traverse Record in Wyoming

August 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The first ascent of the Grand Traverse from south to north was by Allen Steck, Dick Long and John Evans in 1963 in just over 21 hours. Over the year, the north to south […]


Alex Megos Flashes The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Alex Megos didn’t climb on Saturday, he rested to prepare for his project at Ravens Crag the following day. On Sunday, Megos sent Fightclub 5.15b, Canada’s first 5.15. The next morning, he headed back […]


Five Great Photos from Squamish Rampage 2016

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Squamish Rampage celebrated its third annual get-together this past weekend. During the day, people did acro yoga near The Chief parking area while climbers sent hard problems. Zani Zoraj and Ross Fluerson won […]