Adam Ondra Sends New 5.15b in Norway

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

Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of another 5.15b at Flatanger in Norway according to the climber’s site 8a.nu. He named his new route Move Hard 5.15b and noted on the site, “Good […]


Watch Pete Takeda’s Northern Quebec Ice Film

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

Pete Takeda is one of North America’s most experienced ice and alpine climbers with big ascents across Canada. In this short film, Takeda has pieced together clips from visit to many of Quebec’s most […]


Megos Sends Monkey Wedding V15 in 30 Minutes

July 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | No Comments »

Alex Megos has reported that he has sent Monkey Wedding V15 in only 30 minutes. After his send, Megos said, “What?! That went faster then expecting. First day here in Rocklands and already sent […]


Canadians Heading to Chamonix World Cup 2017

July 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | No Comments »

The IFSC 2017 Chamonix Lead World Cup will take place on July 12 and 13 in the climbing capital of France. A number of Canadians are heading to the popular event. For the Females: […]


Miles Adamson Sends Top 25 Squamish Highballs

July 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Miles Adamson is the first climber to complete the 25 top Squamish highballs in Marc Bourdon’s third-edition of the guidebook Squamish Bouldering. Adamson’s final send on the list was The Snail V7 on July […]


Book Review: Advanced Rock Climbing by Topher Donahue

July 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

In 1980, writing a few years after the introduction of Friends, the author of Learning to Rock Climb viewed their adoption as a step backwards, in the direction of pitons – requiring less sensitivity […]


Watch How Alien Cams are Made

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | No Comments »

Many years ago, David Waggoner envisioned a cam that helped eliminate the usage of pitons. The Alien cams ability to protect piton scars and flared cracks not only made climbing much safer, faster and […]