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 […]


Ashima Shiraishi Sends Big in Texas

November 26th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Ashima Shiraishi Sends Big in Texas

Ashima Shiraishi is one of the world’s top climbers and she continued her impressive year with big sends in Texas. Shiraishi made the first female ascent of Terre de Sienne V14 at Hueco Tanks […]


Cold Temps And Hard Sends In Squamish

November 25th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Cold Temps And Hard Sends In Squamish

The conditions seem perfect right now in Squamish for technical bouldering and locals are taking advantage.  Jamie Finlayson has sent Shelter V13 and said, “The cold conditions made those tiny crimps feel pretty good… […]