Tour de Bloc 14 Blocbuster at Climber’s Rock in Ontario

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | Comments Off on Tour de Bloc 14 Blocbuster at Climber’s Rock in Ontario

The 2017 comp year kicked off in Ontario at Climber’s Rock in Burlington with a Tour de Bloc 14 stop at Blocbuster. With 16 categories of climbers, it was a busy day yesterday. Below […]


The 2017 Tour de Bloc 14 Schedule

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The 2017 Tour de Bloc 14 Schedule

The Tour de Bloc season starts on Nov. 5 in Canmore and Montreal, full schedule below. Follow the comp action on Instagram at GrippedMagazineComps and if you want us to share a photo use […]


Canadians Finish Strong at China Ice World Cup

January 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadians Finish Strong at China Ice World Cup

The second stage of the 2017 Ice Climbing World Cup is took place in Beijing, China. For Men’s Lead, Gord McArthur finished in 10th and Noah Beek in seventh and both advanced to Semis. […]


Watch Louis Parkinson Fly Through Fun Looking Problem

December 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Louis Parkinson Fly Through Fun Looking Problem

Louis Parkinson is known for his big-move problem setting. “I set this bloc for the Project Circuit at Vauxwall, wanting it to include a few comp/parkour style moves,” he said. “The climb doesn’t have […]


Watch Highlights from Beastmaker International Footless Festival

December 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Highlights from Beastmaker International Footless Festival

The Tour de BIFF (Beastmaker International Footless Festival) made their first stop of the season at Castle Climbing Centre in London. The rules are simple, you can’t use your feet. The next stop of […]


Watch Highlights from Big Flash Comp in England

December 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Highlights from Big Flash Comp in England

The Big Flash is a three day festival of climbing and competition based around the flash championship, a bouldering competition unique to East Anglia of England, and open to climbers from across the world. […]


Throwback: Watch 2009 Tour de Bloc National Finals

December 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Throwback: Watch 2009 Tour de Bloc National Finals

Climbing competitions have come a long way over the past decade. The Tour de Bloc has been a part of the evolution of bouldering comps in Canada. From having a small number of national […]