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 […]


Looking Back at La Sportiva Legends Only 2015

December 3rd, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Comps, Events, Events, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Looking Back at La Sportiva Legends Only 2015

The La Sportiva Legends took place in Stockholm last weekend and it was the first-ever comp to only feature top female boulderers. The roster included World and European Bouldering Champion, Juliane Wurm, current world number-two […]


Interview With Comp Climber Alyssa Weber

December 2nd, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Interview With Comp Climber Alyssa Weber

Alyssa Weber is a Calgary-based competition climber who has won every Tour de Bloc she has entered this year. In 2008, Weber joined the junior team at the Calgary Climbing Centre after discovering the sport at friends’ […]


Watch the FA of a New V5 at Niagara Glen

December 2nd, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, News, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch the FA of a New V5 at Niagara Glen

The first ascent of The Egg V5 at Niagara Glen recently went down by Peter Prelich and Tomasz Wojtkowiak. The Niagara Glen is a popular bouldering area in Ontario. For an online guidebook, visit here. […]