Philip Quade’s Road Trip Update and Historic V11 Send in Calabogie

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

It was good to get home for a few days between long hauls on the road. I had two days of developing and climbing on my boulders in Quadeville, Ont., and a third day […]


Jon Siegrist Repeats Squamish 5.14 for Third Ascent

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Crusher Jon Siegrist recently visited Squamish for the Arc’teryx Climbign Academy. Before teaching a lengthy strength clinic to a few dozen keen climbers, he sessioned at Paradise Valley with local sender Tom Wright. The […]


Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan Mega 5.14d Project: Episode III

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch the third video of Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan on what will become a 250-metre 5.14d, one of the hardest anywhere. “This is one of the most impressive lines I’ve ever put up […]


DMM Asks Climbers to Inspect Harnesses

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, News, Rock | No Comments »

DMM has issued the following notice and. “Following the discovery of missing structural sewing on a DMM Brenin Harness during a routine inspection by an end user, we are issuing the following information to users […]


Strong E9 Climber Emma Twyford Attempts Big Chamonix Free Ascent

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In April 2015, Emma Twyford travelled to Chamonix with Calum Muskett to attempt what would have been the first female ascent of the Voie Petite, a 14-pitch route on the Grand Capucin with difficulties […]


Seb Bouin Repeats Flatanger 5.15 and Downgrades to 5.14d

July 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Seb Bouin has repeated Thor’s Hammer in Flatnager, Norway. The popular line was one of the most-climbed 5.15as at the steep crag. After Bouin’s ascent, which took five days, he downgraded it to 5.14d […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

July 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Here are five moves and sends from the past week that will get you stoked for sessions until next weekend roles around. To watch the clip, click on the video. To slo-mo or not […]