The 2016 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival in Ontario

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) has announced sign-up is open for the fourth annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival (BVCF). The fun event will run from July 15 to 17. The festival will be held […]


Toronto Presentation: Nazi Climbing History Captured in ‘Above the Reich’

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

On June 22, Gripped editorial director David Chaundy-Smart will be talking about the link between Nazis, the German Alpine Club and the history of mountaineering. This is one of the most interesting presentations about […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Vail World Cup

June 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Vail World Cup

The IFSC 2016 Vail World Cup took place on June 10 and 11 in Colorado. A number of Canadians competed against some of the world’s best. For results visit here. Below are five short […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Mascarenas and Kokoro Win, Canadian Results

June 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Mascarenas and Kokoro Win, Canadian Results

The only IFSC World Cup to take place in North America wrapped up on June 11 in Vail. A number of Canadians made the trip, including Elise Sethna (finished 38th), Eric Sethna (47th), Sean […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Advance to Semis in Vail

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Advance to Semis in Vail

The IFSC Vail World Cup is taking place this weekend at the GoPro Mountain Games. A number of Canadians made the trip south for the big comp. A shout out to Elise and Eric Sethna, […]


Big Wall Night in Squamish to Feature Top Climbers and New Gear

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Big Wall Night in Squamish to Feature Top Climbers and New Gear

Ground Up Climbing Centre will be having an event on June 11 that promises to inspire and entertain. A number of top climbers will be speaking, including Marc-Andre Leclerc, Will Stanhope, Paul McSorley, Brette […]


Becca and Sara Frangos on Climbing in Olympics on CBC

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Becca and Sara Frangos on Climbing in Olympics on CBC

Becca and Sara Frangos have been making headlines for their comp wins over the past decade. Based in Canmore, the 18-year-old twin sisters are currently ranked first and second place in Difficulty in their age […]