Win a Copy of ‘Above the Reich’ and Attend a Read in B.C. and Alberta

April 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Gripped editorial director’s David Chaundy-Smart has a new book by publisher Imaginary Mountain Surveyors called Above the Reich. The Canmore-based publishers focus on publishing mountain fiction and have a handful of great books available on their […]


Ontario Provincial Difficulty Comp 2016 Results

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | No Comments »

The third CEC provincial difficulty comp took place on April 23 and 24 at True North in Toronto. Two dozen male climbers took place in the Qualifications round, which led to 16 in the […]


Words With Tour de Bloc’s Luigi Montilla

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The Tour de Bloc (TdB) is Canada’s oldest bouldering comp circuit. The fine-tuned event recently wrapped up its 13th season at the Bloc Shop in Montreal where Lily Canavan and Julien Bourassa-Moreau took first […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Results from Kazo, Japan

April 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | No Comments »

The second IFSC World Cup took place in Kazo, Japan on April 24 and a number of Canadians made the trip for the difficult comp. Sean McColl and Alannah Yip made it to Semis, […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Heading to Kazo, Japan

April 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | No Comments »

The second IFSC World Cup of 2016 will be taking place in Kazo, Japan, on April 23 and 24. With the close of a spectacular first round in Meiringen, Switzerland, the world’s best boulderers […]


Sean McColl Qualifies at Bouldering World Cup

April 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | Comments Off on Sean McColl Qualifies at Bouldering World Cup

Sean McColl has qualified for Semi-finals at the bouldering World Cup in Meiringen, Switzerland. McColl finished in fourth in his group. Full results here. Other Canadian Males who made the trip include Andre DeFelice […]


B.C.’s Rock the Blocs 2016 Bouldering Festival

April 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Events, Events, News | Comments Off on B.C.’s Rock the Blocs 2016 Bouldering Festival

The 2016 Rock the Blocs bouldering meet will be taking place in June at the Boulderfields in Kelowna. The fourth annual boulderfest will is free to register and open to beginners, intermediates, masters, open […]