Alex Megos Coming to Canmore Climbing Festival in August

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Alex Megos is coming to Canada to climb and present. Megos is one of the world’s best climbers with a multiple 5.15 sends, including the first ascents of some of Frankenjura’s hardest routes. He […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Sean McColl Podiums in Briancon

July 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The third Lead World Cup of the season is taking place in Briancon, France, and Sean McColl finished Qualifiers in first place and went into Finals in second behind Domen Skofic. McColl finished in third […]


Arc’teryx Climbing Academy is a Success for Climbers

July 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Arc’teryx Climbing Academy took place in Squamish between July 14 and 17. The event brought top climbers from around the world to teach clinics and give presentations to big crowds. It all started […]


Sean McColl Wins 2016 Villars World Cup

July 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Sean McColl has won the first-ever World Cup to take place in Villars, Switzerland. He was one of many Canadians who travelled to Europe last week for back-to-back World Cups, the first being in […]


Highlights from Women’s International Climbing Meet in the U.K.

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

June 2016 saw 80 women from the U.K. and beyond come together in North Wales for a week of trad climbing at the Pinnacle Club/BMC Women’s International Climbing Meet. The event was a celebration […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Watch Sean McColl in Villars Finals July 16

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Sean McColl was the only Canadian to advance to Semis in Villars, much like last week’s World Cup in Chamonix, but this week he advanced to Finals. After the comp, he said, “What a […]


Peter Croft Rocks Squamish for Arc’teryx Academy

July 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Peter Croft is a legendary climber. From linking spires solo in the Bugaboos to free climbing hard routes in Squamish, his name is synonymous with hard Canadian climbing. On July 14, he opened the […]