Watch Sonnie Trotter and Barry Blanchard Climb Ice

November 29th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Sonnie Trotter and Barry Blanchard Climb Ice

Barry Blanchard, Andy Arts and Sonnie Trotter climb Candle Stick Maker in the Ghost. Trotter is known for his cutting-edge rock climbs and Blanchard is known for his cutting-edge alpine climbs. Arts captured the day […]


Results from Quebec Provincial Comp

November 28th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | Comments Off on Results from Quebec Provincial Comp

The second provincial competition in Quebec this season took place at Délire Escalade on Nov. 28. The popular event had over 100 climbers register. For Men’s Open, Seb Lazure continued his winning streak and for […]


Sean McColl Crushing in California

November 27th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Sean McColl Crushing in California

Sean McColl is currently climbing in Bishop, where he has already sent a number of hard bouldering problems. A day after arriving, McColl sent Buttermilker V13 and two days later sent Direct North V14, […]


Princess Wears ‘Bling’ While Rock Climbing

November 27th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles | Comments Off on Princess Wears ‘Bling’ While Rock Climbing

Princess Kate and Prince William spend some time on a climbing wall recently. Their ascent of the vertical wall with large holds was no different than the thousands of climbs that take place every […]


Competitions in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta This Weekend

November 27th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | Comments Off on Competitions in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta This Weekend

The comp season in Canada is going into its fourth week and this weekend there will be competitions in three provinces. In Calgary, the Tour de Bloc and an Alberta Provincial will be taking […]


Beat Kammerlander Attempts Ratikon Project

November 26th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Beat Kammerlander Attempts Ratikon Project

Beat Kammerlander made a name for himself with his bold routes in the Ratikon. Decades after establishing some of the world’s most difficult multi-pitch routes, he is back at it. Watch Kammerlander, 56, attempt […]


Watch a Throwback to the First Ascent of the Split Pillar

November 26th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Throwback to the First Ascent of the Split Pillar

The first ascent of the Grand Wall in Squamish was completed in 1961 by Jim Baldwin and Ed Cooper. This short clip is from the film In the Shadow of the Chief, visit here for […]