Dan Beland Puts Down Captain America 5.14b

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Dan Beland has reached the top of another Big Show route in Chek with his anchor clip of Captain America 5.14b. Beland, who has now climbed 14 5.14as, four 5.14bs and three 5.14c noted […]


New 27-Pitch B.C. Big Wall is Sacred Stone

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Evan Guilbault and Colin Landeck recently returned from “the adventure of our lives,” as Guilbault puts it. After nearly two weeks in the backcountry of B.C., they made the first ascent of one of […]


Canadians Heading to Munich World Cup 2017

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | No Comments »

The 2017 Munich Bouldering World Cup that kicks off on Aug. 18 is the last Bouldering World Cup or 2017. 15 days until Munich, the European #bouldering Championship and final Bouldering #IFSCwc of 2017! […]


See Stu Smith’s Over-the-Water Squamish Route

August 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith continues his new routing in 2017 with his first ascent of Pool of Death near the power plant next to Fern Hill. One of the dang coolest perches in all the land…. […]


Evan Hau’s Honour and Glory is Canada’s Second 5.15

August 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Evan Hau has made the first ascent of his project at The Coliseum in Echo Canyon on Grotto Mountain near Canmore. He called the steep route Honour and Glory and graded it 5.15a, it’s […]


Technique Tuesday: Will Stanhonpe Talks Crack Jamming

August 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Will Stanhope is one of Canada’s best crack climbers with new routes up to 5.14 and free-solos up some of America’s classic lines. In the video below, he demonstrates crack jamming techniques that most […]


The North Face and Walls Are Meant For Climbing

August 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Aimed at making the sport of climbing more accessible and inclusive, The North Face today announced a global brand campaign that asks people to rethink the way we look at walls. Walls are places […]