Watch Alex Megos Send Canada’s First 5.15 Fight Club

April 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Alex Megos send Fight Club, Canada’s first 5.15. The hard route is found at Ravens Crag in Banff National Park. The first bolts on the steep prow were added in the early 1990s […]

Alannah Yip Makes Finals at China World Cup and Makes History

April 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian champion Alannah Yip has made history by becoming the first Canadian female to make Finals at an IFSC World Cup. Yip powered her way into Semis and headed into Finals in sixth in […]

Watch Funny Clip Making Light of Indoor Climbing Moments

April 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Steele Davis is a climber based somewhere in U.S.A who likes drones and sometimes goes climbing. He produced this short video highlighting climbing gyms moments in a funny way.

Five Major Lead and Speed Comps in Canada this Weekend

April 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

The Lead and Speed comp season is well underway in Canada with five big competitions going down this weekend from Quebec to B.C. In Alberta, a local Lead comp will be held at the […]

Adam Ondra Gets Second Ascent of Lapsus 5.15b in Italy

April 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Adam Ondra is on fire this week with a number of hard sends. Yesterday, he posted on Instagram that he made the second ascent of Lapsus 5.15b at Andonno in Italy. A short while […]

Training: Four Bow Valley Peaks to Run Up Before Lunch

April 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles | No Comments »

The Bow Valley runs from Yamnuska to Lake Louise along the Bow River. There are a countless hikes and scrambles that branch off from the Trans-Canada Highway. Some lead to the base of rock […]

New Nine-Pitch Banff Sport Route is River Run 5.10

April 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Chris Perry has been establishing routes in the Canadian Rockies for five decades. Some of his first new routes were in the Ghost in the 1970s and they were run-out and bold trad lines. […]