DMM Asks Climbers to Inspect Harnesses

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, News, Rock | No Comments »

DMM has issued the following notice and. “Following the discovery of missing structural sewing on a DMM Brenin Harness during a routine inspection by an end user, we are issuing the following information to users […]


Strong E9 Climber Emma Twyford Attempts Big Chamonix Free Ascent

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In April 2015, Emma Twyford travelled to Chamonix with Calum Muskett to attempt what would have been the first female ascent of the Voie Petite, a 14-pitch route on the Grand Capucin with difficulties […]


Seb Bouin Repeats Flatanger 5.15 and Downgrades to 5.14d

July 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Seb Bouin has repeated Thor’s Hammer in Flatnager, Norway. The popular line was one of the most-climbed 5.15as at the steep crag. After Bouin’s ascent, which took five days, he downgraded it to 5.14d […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

July 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Here are five moves and sends from the past week that will get you stoked for sessions until next weekend roles around. To watch the clip, click on the video. To slo-mo or not […]


Arc’teryx Climbing Academy is a Success for Climbers

July 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Arc’teryx Climbing Academy took place in Squamish between July 14 and 17. The event brought top climbers from around the world to teach clinics and give presentations to big crowds. It all started […]


Dave MacLeod Repeats Adam Hocking’s The Keswickian 5.13R/X

July 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Dave MacLeod has made the third ascent of The Keswickian E8 7a (5.13R/X) at Gouther Crags. Watch the first ascent by Adam Hocking below. The Gouther Crag in Swindale of the Lake District in […]


Sean McColl Wins 2016 Villars World Cup

July 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Sean McColl has won the first-ever World Cup to take place in Villars, Switzerland. He was one of many Canadians who travelled to Europe last week for back-to-back World Cups, the first being in […]