New 12-Pitch 5.12 in Jasper is Ay Mamasita!

June 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

A group of Edmonton climbers recently completed a new route called Ay Mamasita! on Ashlar Ridge in Jasper National Park. The all-bolted climb is 5.6 to 5.11 up the first seven pitches and then […]


Watch John “Verm” Sherman’s Bouldering Come Back

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Watch a short and entertaining teaser at perhaps a longer film about bouldering legend John “Verm” Sherman. Cranky, yet witty bouldering legend Verm had lost his mojo and is jonesing to regain it. What […]


Watch Wicked Urban Roof Crack Climbing in Belgium

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Watch Sébastien Berthe, Florian Delcoigne, Pierre Mertens, Pablo Recourt and Loic Debry attempt the horizontal Ticket Crack in Groenendael railway station close near Brussels. This steep crack was first climbed by Sean Villanueva and […]


Marcel Aarden Sends ADATO 5.14b at Horne

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Marcel Aarden has ticked his second 5.14 with a send of ADATO 5.14b at Horne Lake on Vancouver Island. After his his ascent, he noted on Facebook, “Feels so good to send the first […]


Top Canadians Comment on Honnold’s El Cap Free-Solo

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Alex Honnold’s first free-solo of El Capitan in Yosemite via Freerider is being hailed as the most important free-solo ever. Even The New Yorker has gotten in on the action with an article titled […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Big Rockies Lines in Spring 2017

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Marc-Andre Leclerc is back in the Canadian Rockies after spending his winter skiing on the West Coast. And over the past few weeks, he has climbed new routes and soloed some big rock lines. […]


Watch Highlights of IFSC Vail World Cup 2017

June 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Video | No Comments »

The 2017 Vail World Cup took place on June 9 and 10 as the fifth World Cup of the season. Shauna Coxsey and Jongwon Chon took top spots with Akiyo Noguchi and Meichi Narasaki […]