Team Officials for Canadian Youth Team 2017

May 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News | No Comments »

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) has announced the 2017 team officials for the Youth National Team. “We are very proud to announce the team officials that will be joining head coach Chris Neve this year […]


New Ontario Eyeball Crag is Big Granite Wall

May 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

In the Algoma region of Ontario are a number of granite walls and domes that, for some reason or another, have never been developed. The access isn’t bad and the main wall is big […]


New Spring 2017 Sport Routes Added to Bow Valley

May 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

In 2016, Alex Megos sent Fight Club 5.15b as Canada’s first 5.15. The steep line is found at Raven Crag above Banff. While the 5.15 might attract strong climbers from around the world to […]


Wingsuit BASE Jumpers Can Now Fly Up

May 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Many rock climbers combine their days out with BASE jumping and wingsuit flying. For years it was thought flyers would only be able to coast and not fly up. But one company has figured […]


Alex Honnold Upgrades Van for 2017

May 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor | No Comments »

Alex Honnold has been a long-time vanlifer and earlier this year he upgraded from the 2002 Ford Econoline E150 to a 2016 Dodge Ram Promaster. Photographer Max Whittaker went to hang out with him […]


Watch Siegrist and Honnold Send Near Vegas

May 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Jonathan Siegrist and Alex Honnold spend their winter in Las Vegas climbing on Mount Potosi and the Clear Light Cave.


Kilian Jornet on Everest and Himalayan Summits 2017

May 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Kilian Jornet is in the Himalayas to attempt a speed record on Mount Everest. Last week, he climbed Cho Oyu for training and for an attempt at the speed record, but weather shut the […]