Canmore Climbing Festival Grows in 2017

July 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Canmore Climbing Festival is heading into its third year on the heels of a successful 2016 event. Alex Megos and Tim Emmett put on a top show last August to a sold out […]


Happy Canada Parks Day and Parks with Climbs

July 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles | No Comments »

Canada’s first National Park was established in 1885 as Banff Hot Spring Reserve. The name soon changed to Banff National Park and for the past 132 years, our national parks have played an important […]


Watch Lena Hermann Send Battle Cat 5.14c

July 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch Lena Herrmann send the classic Battle Cat 5.14c in the Frankenjura, Germany. The 22-year-old was the first woman to climb the grade at the famous area. Herrmann also ticked a number of 5.14bs, […]


First Ascent of Massive Faroe Islands Sea Cliff

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

The strong team of Cedar Wright, Yuji Hirayama and James Pearson have made the first ascent of Cape Enniberg, a 754-metre sea cliff and the most northern wall in the Faroe Islands. The massive […]


Watch Alex Honnold on Jimmy Kimmel July 2017

July 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Alex Honnold stopped by Jimmy Kimmel on July 13 to chat about his El Cap free-solo earlier this year. Honnold became the first climber to free-solo El Cap via Freerider 5.13a. A few days […]


Watch Alex Puccio Send Evil Backwards V13

July 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Alex Puccio has been on a sending spree this year, logging dozens of hard sends. In the video below, she sends Evil Backwards V13 on Mount Evans in Colorado. In only a few weeks […]


Watch Send of Squamish 5.12 Biceptual Lover

July 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Watch Stu Smith send Biceptual Lover 5.12b on the rarely visited Tower of Power wall in Cheakamus Canyon. Smith said of the line, “It holds some of the steepest climbing in Cheakamus and in […]