Boulder/Speed World Cup 2017: Watch Chongqing Finals and Stay up to Date

April 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | No Comments »

Watch the Semis and Finals of the Chongqing World Cup and scroll down for results and updates throughout the week. Canadian Sean McColl, Elan Jonas McRae and Alannah Yip will be competing, more here. […]


Adam Ondra Sends New Queen Line and Arco’s First 5.15b

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of Queen Line in Arco, the area’s first 5.15b. The route was bolted by Mauro Mabboni and Ondra first attempted it a few years ago. After the […]


Watch Clip from “Shadow of the Chief” When Split Pillar Moved

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch a short clip from the film In the Shadow of the Chief where we hear about how the Split Pillar moved when the first ascent team banged in pitons. If you’ve ever climbed […]


Eastern Canada Setter Paul Denzler Sends First V12

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, East, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Paul Denzler is the head route setter at Seven Bays Bouldering in Nova Scotia and has recently ticked his first V12 called Grizzly. The granite problem climbs up a steep wall with reachy slopers […]


Technique Tuesday: Lowering a Second With Loaded Belay Device

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

If you plan on multi-pitching this summer, it’s important to know who to bail, retreat and rescue your partner if need be. In this short video, you can learn the basics for one of […]


Watch Short Spotlights from 2017 Flash Foxy in Bishop

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival takes place annually in Bishop. This year, Never Not Collective interviewed participants on day one and three of the popular event and produced the following short films.


The 2017 Piolet d’Or Goes to British and Russian Climbers

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The 2017 Piolet d’Or has been awarded to Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden for a new route on Nyainqentangla and to Russians Dmitry Golovchenko, Dmitry Grigoriev and Sergey Nilov for a new route on […]