The 2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

May 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The 2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy will be held in Squamish from July 20 to 23. Like years past, the popular climbing event expects to draw hundreds of climbing enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes […]


Keita Kurakami Sends Heady Walk of Life in U.K.

May 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Keita Kurakami is one of the world’s leading climbers when it comes to hard and run-out trad climbs. During his current visit to the U.K. for the international climbing meet, he ticked Walk of […]


Motivation Monday: Get Strong With a Dyno a Day

May 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Get Strong With a Dyno a Day

Bouldering allows climbers to try big moves that throw their bodies around. Dynos are the biggest of moves that use momentum to get a climber from point A to point B. Big dynamic moves […]


Watch Alex Honnold Free Solo Astroman in Yosemite

May 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Honnold Free Solo Astroman in Yosemite

This clip is from a few years ago, but soloing Astroman will never get old. Watch Alex Honnold solo the classic 5.11 in Yosemite.


Dancing Sasquatch is New Multi-pitch 5.7 in Banff

May 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Dancing Sasquatch is New Multi-pitch 5.7 in Banff

Tunnel Mountain has long been one of Banff National Park’s main climbing areas. Located in the town of Banff, the big east-facing rock routes are easily accessible from one of many parking areas. Over […]


Five Fun Climbing Games to Play Between Sessions

May 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Five Fun Climbing Games to Play Between Sessions

Climbers like to keep moving even on rest days and the following five games are good ways to stay focused when off the rock. Pad Stacking: Stacking pads is exactly what it sounds like. […]


Top Climbers Visit Capitol Hill for National Parks

May 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Top Climbers Visit Capitol Hill for National Parks

As many climbers know, some of America’s most important National Monuments are at risk under the new American federal government. Top climbers Tommy Caldwell, Sasha DiGiulian, Alex Honnold, Kai Lightner, Caroline Gleich and Libby […]