New VIMFF Grants for Canadians to Explore

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) has announced news about two new grants for Canadians going on adventures. The VIMFF Adventure Film Grant presented by Arc’teryx will award $5,000 to the selected recipient […]


Ground Up Climbing Centre in Squamish Celebrates One Year

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Drew Copeland of the West Coast visits Ground Up days before the Squamish climbing gym celebrates its one year anniversary to speak to owner and manager Lauren Watson. One year ago, Squamish got its […]


IFSC 2016: Kranj Lead World Cup Results

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Two Canadian competed at the Kranj Lead World Cup on Nov. 26 and 27, Sean McColl and Elan Jonas McRae. McColl advanced to Semis and finished in ninth and Jonas McRae finished in 38. […]


Southern Ontario Ice Festival Gives Back to Community

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Southern Ontario Ice Festival Gives Back to Community

Ice climbers tend to be hermits in the winter seeking out isolated climbs separated by long distances. The Southern Ontario Ice Fest galvanizes Ontario’s ice climbing community while giving back to the TROUT – […]


The 2016 Squamish Golden Scrub Brush Awards Announced

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The 2016 Squamish Golden Scrub Brush Awards Announced

The Golden Scrub Brush Awards are an “awards” show celebrating the contribution of the new route developers who make Squamish such a world class destintion. The Squamish Access Society (SAS) and 2016 Golden Scrub […]


Tour de Bloc 14: Results from Big Calgary Climbing Centre Comp

November 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Tour de Bloc 14: Results from Big Calgary Climbing Centre Comp

A Tour de Bloc and Alberta Climbing Association competition took place on Nov. 19 at the Calgary Climbing Centre. Some veteran competitors turned up for the event, including Alyssa Weber, Elise Sethna, Jelisa Dunbar, […]


Julien Bourassa-Moreau and Émilie Pellerin Take Bloc Shop CEC

November 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Julien Bourassa-Moreau and Émilie Pellerin Take Bloc Shop CEC

The Bloc Shop hosted an FQME and CEC competition on Nov. 12. Climbers came from all around Quebec and Ontario for the big event. Veteran and novice comp climbers went at it in a […]