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… […]


Five Top Women To Compete At Legends Only

November 25th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Comps, Events, Events | Comments Off on Five Top Women To Compete At Legends Only

The La Sportiva Legends Only competition will take place this Saturday in Stockholm. If you haven’t seen a Legends Only competition, the format is simple – five top climbers attempt five bouldering problems. This […]


Top Climbers Visit and Send Rockies Ice

November 25th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Top Climbers Visit and Send Rockies Ice

The ice climbing season is in full swing in the Canadian Rockies and many top climbers have been busy swinging tools into early season ice. The U.K. team of Nick Bullock and Greg Boswell, […]