Achilles Spire is a Big 5.8 Rockies Route You Should Climb

June 6th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Achilles Spire was established in 2012 and is becoming a classic long Rockies route. It is one of the finer 13-pitch bolted 5.8s in Alberta. Achilles Spire has 300 metres of relatively easy climbing. It […]


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





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 […]