Two New Hard Routes at Roche Lake and Cheakamus

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

During good weather spells, climbers have been sending old and new projects in Western Canada. At Roche Lake near Kamloops, Pat Campbell sent a direct start to a hard route that he bolted last […]


Top Climbers Drop by Boulders B.C. Summer Camp

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Boulders Climbing Gym in Victoria is a world-class facility. During the summer, they host six camps that focus on technique development and overall training. This summer, top climbers Sean McColl, Libor Hroza, Kai […]


Dan Beland Makes Second Ascent of West Coast 5.14b/c

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Dan Beland has been on a tear the past year with big sends around North America. Over the last few days, he focused his energy on an unrepeated 2012 route by Elan Jonas McRae […]


Lucas Uchida Flashes Lion’s Head 5.13c

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Lucas Uchida Flashes Lion’s Head 5.13c

Lucas Uchida is a top Ontario climber who visited Lion’s Head this past weekend. Mike Penney, local climber and photographer, encouraged Uchida to wear a pink shirt for his flash attempt of Maxi Piesta […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Ready for Bouldering Finale in Munich

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Ready for Bouldering Finale in Munich

Munich has concluded five IFSC Bouldering World Cup series since 2010. In 2014, the third most populous city in Germany attracted more than 6,000 Sport Climbing fans to the grand Olympic Stadium – host […]


Calgary BASE Jumper Dies Near Ha Ling in Canmore

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Calgary BASE Jumper Dies Near Ha Ling in Canmore

Cameron Minni of Calgary had made one successful jump last weekend before hitch-hiking a ride to the trail up Ha Ling. Cindy Sleeman picked Minni up after his jump off EEOR. She said he […]


Watch Nicole Deuchar Send Squamish 5.12d

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Nicole Deuchar Send Squamish 5.12d

Watch another great short film from Stu Smith. This one of Nicole Deuchar sending her project Burning the Coil 5.12d, a classic Peter Winter route, at Fern Hill.