Ontario Provincial Difficulty Comp 2016 Results

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | No Comments »

The third CEC provincial difficulty comp took place on April 23 and 24 at True North in Toronto. Two dozen male climbers took place in the Qualifications round, which led to 16 in the […]


Words With Tour de Bloc’s Luigi Montilla

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The Tour de Bloc (TdB) is Canada’s oldest bouldering comp circuit. The fine-tuned event recently wrapped up its 13th season at the Bloc Shop in Montreal where Lily Canavan and Julien Bourassa-Moreau took first […]


Nathan Paulin’s World Record Highline Takes Over an Hour

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Watch Nathan Paulin walk a 1,020-metre highline over 600 metres off the ground for over and hour in the French Alps.


Adam Ondra Sends Vicious Circle 5.15a/b

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra sends the hardest route in Mišja Peč, Slovenia. He added an extension to the the classic route Sanski Par by a few moves. He graded his extension 5.14c and the entire route 5.15a/b.


KLO Creek in Kelowna is B.C.’s New Sport Crag

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Over the past few years, Kelowna climbers have been developing a new crag along KLO Creek. The area was recently made into a regional park as part of the District of Central Okanagan. There […]


Watch Adam Ondra Talk About Climbing in the Olympics

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

A few words from Adam Ondra about the proposed format of the climbing competition at the Olympic Games 2020.


Know How to Give a Top-Down Belay for Multi-Pitching

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

Association of Canadian Mountain Guides guide Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay on a multi-pitch climb using a “guide style” auto-blocking belay device from the top.