Technique Tuesday: Lowering a Second With Loaded Belay Device

April 25th, 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 Highlights from Chongqing World Cup 2017

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The 2017 IFSC World Cup tour made its way from Switzerland to China this past weekend. Chongqing was the first of three stops in Asia this season for IFSC climbers, watch highlights from the […]


Ethan Pringle Sends New 5.14+ Everything is Karate

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Ethan Pringle has sent Everything is Karate, a new 5.14c/d near Bishop after a number of days on it. On Instagram, he wrote, “YEESSSSSSSS!!! SENT!!!! MANAGED!!!! Everything is Karate 5.14c/d. Felt really focused today […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Chongqing

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

The Chongqing World Cup took place this past weekend and the big story for Canadians is that Alannah Yip became the first Canadian woman to make Finals at and IFSC World Cup. Below are […]


More 5.15 Sends Continues Epic 5.15 Send Train

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

It wasn’t too long ago when a 5.15 send was a big deal, so big that all of the media covered it and echos of it could be heard in climbing gyms for weeks. […]


Top Results from Five Canadian Comps this Weekend

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

With five Lead and Speed competitions going on in Canada this weekend, it’s fair to say most of Canada’s top comp climbers were in action. As Alannah Yip was making history in Chongqing, China, […]


Alannah Yip Makes Finals at China World Cup and Makes History

April 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian champion Alannah Yip has made history by becoming the first Canadian female to make Finals at an IFSC World Cup. Yip powered her way into Semis and headed into Finals in sixth in […]