Adam Ondra Sends Project Hard, First 5.15d Ever

September 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Sends Project Hard, First 5.15d Ever

Adam Ondra has sent Project Hard, which he graded 5.15d, the first climb in the world given a grade harder than 5.15c. The super steep route follows features up the Hanshelleren Cave at Flatanger, […]


Mika Hosoi Finishes Boulder Top-20 at Youth Worlds

September 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News | Comments Off on Mika Hosoi Finishes Boulder Top-20 at Youth Worlds

Mika Hosoi from B.C. was one of few Canadians to advance to Semis at the IFSC Youth World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. In the end, she finished 18th among some of the strongest climbers […]


Canadian Kindar McNamee Finishes Top 20 at Worlds

September 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadian Kindar McNamee Finishes Top 20 at Worlds

B.C. climbers and brothers Kindar and Guy McNamee are currently at the IFSC Youth World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. So far, the two strong siblings have competed in Youth B Boulder. In Qualifications, Guy […]


Wild Fires 2017 Close Bugaboos and Bow Hut

September 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Wild Fires 2017 Close Bugaboos and Bow Hut

Not since 2003 has the Bugaboos area closed to backcountry users. The extreme risk of new fires and the danger from existing ones is too high for land managers to risk. Bow Hut and […]


Canadian Indiana Chapman Makes Worlds Finals

September 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadian Indiana Chapman Makes Worlds Finals

Ontario climber Indiana Chapman has advanced to Finals at the IFSC Youth World Champsionships in Innsbruck, Austria, in Youth B Boulder. The week-long event had over 1,100 climbers register to compete in a number […]


Five Reasons to Wear a Climbing Helmet

September 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Five Reasons to Wear a Climbing Helmet

Over the past few months, there’s been a number of serious injuries and deaths from climbing accidents. Recently, a high-profile one involving top British climber Mina Leslie Wujastyk has left many climbers thinking about […]


Historic Bugaboos One-Day Howser Towers Link-Up

September 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Historic Bugaboos One-Day Howser Towers Link-Up

Will Stanhope and Leo Houlding have linked the three west faces of the Howser Towers in the Bugaboos in a day. Their 2,000-metre, 5.12+, 58 rope-length, 23.5-hour link-up is the first to include the […]