New Short Crack Climbed at Thunder Bay Bluffs

May 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Short Crack Climbed at Thunder Bay Bluffs

Northwestern Ontario’s basalt cliffs are finally dry and warm enough to climb. In the city of Thunder Bay is the Centennial Bluffs, which have a short cliff line that spans for over a kilometre. […]


Jason Holowach and Alyssa Weber Win Alberta 2016 Provincial Lead Comp

May 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | Comments Off on Jason Holowach and Alyssa Weber Win Alberta 2016 Provincial Lead Comp

The Alberta Climbing Association (ACA) Youth/Open Provincials took place the University of Alberta’s Wilson Centre on May 7 and 8. Climbers from all over Alberta took place on the comp that was held on […]


Watch Alex Megos Send First Round, First Minute 5.15b

May 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Megos Send First Round, First Minute 5.15b

Watch Alex Megos, one of the world’s strongest climbers, send First Round, First Minute 5.15b in Margalef, Spain. He sent the route on his last try of 2015. After his send, he wrote on […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

May 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

Rock climbing season is in full swing across Canada. Some climbers will be transitioning from the gym to the crag, some will be hitting the road for a far-away destination and some will be […]


Watch Strong Send of West Coast V12 at Cat Lake

May 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Watch Strong Send of West Coast V12 at Cat Lake

Watch West Coast climber Luke Zimmerman send the direct finish to Drive V12 at Cat Lake Boulders. Drive was first climbed by Tim Clifford and follows thin holds. For some great photos of Squamish […]


Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) Now Recognized by Canadian Olympic Committee

May 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) Now Recognized by Canadian Olympic Committee

After becoming the official Canadian IFSC member in February 2016, CEC has now been recognized by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). This recognition was announced during the COC Session on Saturday, April 16. CEC was officially […]


Listen to a Podcast With Top Boulderer Jimmy Webb

May 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Listen to a Podcast With Top Boulderer Jimmy Webb

Listen Björn Poh talk with American boulderer Jimmy Webb in Helsinki during the Sisu Masters, which Webb won later that day. Webb has flashed more hard problems than anyone else. Absolute class on this […]