An Interview with Jerry Moffatt About Comp Climbing

November 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Video | No Comments »

Jerry Moffatt was born in 1963 in Leicestershire, England, and has become one of the most well-known names in the sport of rock climbing. His autobiography, Jerry Moffatt: Revelations, won the Grand Prize at […]


Watch Trailer to New Film Featuring Hard Quebec Mixed

November 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The new film Directissima is about three friends who attempt La Directissime on the imposing Cap Trinité, a 300 metre granite wall above the frozen Fjord of Saguenay in Quebec. After bailing, they climb […]


Results from Canyon Escalade’s FQME November Show Down

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News | No Comments »

Canyon Escalade in Montreal hosted a big FQME competition on Nov. 26 and 27. The top place finishers are no strangers to the podium for Open Male and Female. Click on the clip below […]


Legendary Rockies Climber Richard “Dick” Lofthouse Passes

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Richard “Dick” Lofthouse, one of Canada’s first all-round top climbers, passed away on Nov. 23 at the age of 84. Lofthouse was born to an English family in Windsor, Ontario. When the family returned […]


Helen Mort with Climbing Themed Poems in Short Films

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Dear Alison is a poem featured in the anthology No Map Could Show Them by critically acclaimed poet Helen Mort – a collection of poems centring on women making their mark and forging their […]


New Grivel Stealth Helmet is Light and Sleek

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

In this short video, Hervé Barmasse presents the new helmet by Grivel called The Stealth. Made with a polycarbonate shell that is co-moulded on a layer of expanded injected foam to absorb impact, it […]


Tour de Bloc 14: BoulderHouse Results and First Competition

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2013.04, Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Video | No Comments »

BoulderHouse in Victoria hosted their first Tour de Bloc. The new bouldering gym opened this fall with local climbers celebrating the cutting edge space. Owned by Jean-Marc de la Plante, owner of Allez Up […]