The Mad Rock Lifeguard Device Good for Gym

August 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | No Comments »

The Mad Rock Lifeguard belay device uses a camming mechanism that engages when there is a strong pull on the climber’s end, which results in the device stopping the rope to feed. If you […]


Watch Send of Captain American 5.14b in Squamish

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

Watch Fernando De La Mora send the amazing 5.14b West Coast route called Captain American on the Big Show in Chek.


DiGiulian and Marin Send Big Wall Madagascar 5.14

August 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin make second free ascent of Mora Mora, a 370-metre 5.14b. It climbs the left side of the Tsaranoro Massif the East African island of Madagascar. The rock is streaked […]


Popular Climb Magazine Stops the Presses

August 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

It’s the end of an era for Climb magazine as they stop printing their magazine and go online only. The publishers announced, “After serious consideration, and following over 33 years of production, Greenshires Press […]


Arco Rock Legends 2017: Six Nominations for Sport Oscar

August 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events | No Comments »

The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Aug. 25 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano […]


Watch Fingers to Chimney on Homemade Crack Wall

August 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Watch a group of climbers session a homemade crack climbing wall in the Netherlands. The machine allows you to create all crack sizes from small fingers to wide chimney. The machine was built by […]


Centurion on Canmore Wall Goes Free at 5.10+

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The Canmore Wall above the Bow Valley present obvious challenges for climbers, but it wasn’t climbed until 1998 when two routes were added. Over the years, the wall has seen little action and only […]