Canadians Crush at Great Lakes Mixed Comp

March 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Great Lakes Mixed Comp took place this weekend with more than $5,000 dollars in prized. The first-time event took place at the Peabody Ice Climbing Club and is organized by Ontario climbers Nathan […]


IFSC Quebec Meeting and Olympic Format Announced

March 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Hosted by Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) and the Fédération Québécoise de Montagne et d’Escalade (FQME), this year’s meeting brought together about 100 delegates representing 44 National Federations to prepare for 2017 and discuss key […]


Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi Win USA Open Lead

March 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The USA Open Lead Championships were this weekend and Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi finished on top of the Male and Female podiums. Margo Hayes is fresh off her impressive send of La Rambla […]


Watch Top Climber Daila Ojeda on Her First Big Multi-pitch

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

Daila Ojeda has travelled the world for sport climbing and redpointed up to 5.14c. But until recently, she had never been more than two pitches off the ground. That all changed when she journeyed […]


Watch Epic Bollywood Ice Climbing Scene

March 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

This outstanding clip is from the 2016 Bollywood film Shivaay.


Jon Siegrist Makes Likely Second Ascent of Historic 5.14d

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

American Jon Siegrist has made the second known send of Bachelor Party 5.14d at Mount Potsi in Nevada. The first ascent was in back in 2002 by Francois Legrand and was one of the […]


Ben Smith Climbs New Possible V14 in Nova Scotia

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

Ben Smith had a strong 2016, establishing Nova Scotia’s first V14 with Physical Graffiti and the province’s first 5.14 with The Trickle Down. To start 2017, Smith has ticked another hard problem he has […]