Ben Harnden is Squamish’s Dark Horse

April 21st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ben Harnden is Squamish’s Dark Horse

An unlikely tale, not of redpoints or sends, but of one friend giving a shout out to another


Happy 93rd Birthday Fred Beckey!

January 14th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News | 2 Comments »

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and turned 93 on Jan. 14, 2016. Born on Jan. 14, 1923, Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey has established new routes all around the world, authored a number […]


Results from 8a.nu Rock Climbing Hero Survey

December 13th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Results from 8a.nu Rock Climbing Hero Survey

Over the past few weeks, the website 8a.nu conducted a survey asking readers to select their rock climbing heroes. Over 15,000 online votes were made in the survey and the two most popular climbing […]


Results for Tour de Bloc at Wilson Centre in Alberta

December 13th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Video | Comments Off on Results for Tour de Bloc at Wilson Centre in Alberta

The final Tour de Bloc of 2015 took place at the University of Alberta’s new facility. A big shout out to the organizers, gym staff and athletes for all of the effort in 2015 to […]


Canadians Dominate North America Ice Championships

December 12th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadians Dominate North America Ice Championships

The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Bozeman this weekend. There are a number of events tangled up under the Ice Climbing World Cup title. There are lead and speed cups […]


Results from Ontario Youth Provincial Comp

December 12th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News | Comments Off on Results from Ontario Youth Provincial Comp

The Ontario Climbing Federation’s Youth Comp was held at Boulderz on Dec. 12 and 13. With over 170 climbers, it was a big effort by organizers, parents and gym staff to keep things rolling […]


Canadians Advance to Semis at Bozeman Ice World Cup

December 11th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | Comments Off on Canadians Advance to Semis at Bozeman Ice World Cup

The first UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Bozeman this weekend and Canadians had a strong qualifiers. Seven Canadians have advanced to semi-finals at the Bozeman World Cup. There seems to […]