Results from Tour de Bloc at Centre d’escalade Vertical

December 5th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Results from Tour de Bloc at Centre d’escalade Vertical

The Tour de Bloc made a stop at Centre d’escalade Vertical in LaSalle on Dec. 5. The final Tour de Bloc of 2015 took place in Quebec during the first weekend of December. Strong climbers from […]


Kai Lightner Sends Hard Bishop Boulder

December 5th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Kai Lightner Sends Hard Bishop Boulder

Kai Lightner is now 16 and he continues to be one of America’s best all-round climbers for his age. Lightner recently spent time in Bishop and despite some snowy weather, he managed to send […]


Watch Highline Meeting in the Dolomites

December 5th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Highline Meeting in the Dolomites

The Highline Meeting of Monte Piana started in 2012 with Alessandro D’Emilia and Armin Holzer This place was chosen for its natural beauty and historical importance. It is an open-air museum to honour the […]


Bouldering Nationals and Tour de Bloc This Weekend

December 5th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | Comments Off on Bouldering Nationals and Tour de Bloc This Weekend

There are two major competitions in Canada this weekend, one in B.C. and one in Quebec. In Vancouver, one of the popular climbing gyms is The Hive, which added a second gym this year […]


Watch Will Mayo Send 5.13 Splitter

December 4th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Will Mayo Send 5.13 Splitter

Will Mayo is known for his hard winter ice and mixed sends, but this past year he has been focusing on steep cracks. In this film, Mayo sends Red Planet 5.13b, which is a two-pitch […]


Watch A New Film on Mexico Sport Climbing

December 4th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch A New Film on Mexico Sport Climbing

The production company Three Peaks Films takes us to Sierra Madres near Monterrey in Mexico. We meet Alex Catlin, who has been in Mexico for over 25 years and has developed routes that have become very […]


Rockies Ice, Tainted Love, Rectal Squirrels and Grizzly Bears

December 3rd, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Rockies Ice, Tainted Love, Rectal Squirrels and Grizzly Bears

Big new routes and grizzly bear attacks have made for an exciting week in the Canadian Rockies. In the spring of 2008, Jon Walsh and Raphael Slawinski made the first ascent of Dirty Love V […]