Action Directe, World’s First 5.14d, Turns 25

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

On Sept. 14, 1991, Wolfgang Güllich made the first ascent of Action Directe, the world’s first 5.14d. The route has a 16-move sequence with a crux dynamic move to a two-finger pocket. The route […]


Watch Drone Footage of Big Northern Ontario Walls

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The Sleeping Giant is a peninsula in Lake Superior that extends about 45 km off the shore north of Thunder Bay. It has long been known that Sleeping Giant has Ontairo’s largest walls, up […]


New Four-Pitch 5.10 in B.C.’s Fraser Valley

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Drew Brayshaw and Shaun Neufeld made the first ascent of Mechanical Advantage this past weekend. The new four-pitch mixed 5.10b is a great addition to Harrison Bluffs in the Fraser Valley. The first pitch […]


Babsi Zangerl, Daila Ojeda and Colette McInerney Training Video

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Video | No Comments »

In the spring of 2016, Black Diamond Athletes Babsi Zangerl, Daila Ojeda and Colette McInerney committed to a three-week training cycle to improve their climbing. This is their story.


Marc-Andre Leclerc Attempts Torre Egger Solo in Winter

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

On Sept. 12, Canadian crusher Marc-Andre Leclerc attempted to solo Torre Egger in winter conditions. According to Rolando Gariboti’s Patagonia Vertical, “Climbing via the lengthy east face, following the ‘winter link-up’ into Titanic line, […]


Paris 2016 World Championships Report for Day Zero

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Watch Semis and Finals for Lead, Bouldering and Speed here. AccorHotels Arena in Paris is set to welcome over 500 climbers […]


Watch the 2016 Paris World Championships

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Video | No Comments »

The IFSC World Championships are taking place in Paris between Sept. 14 and 18. Watch Semis and Finals below. This page will be updated throughout the week. For more from Paris see here.