Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle to Headline 2016 Banff Mountain Festival

September 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle to Headline 2016 Banff Mountain Festival

Rock climbing has never seen the likes of these women. Both are known for their trailblazing ascents of The Nose, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn; for establishing record-breaking speed climbs, for possessing a steely […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Highlights from Imst Lead Finals

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Highlights from Imst Lead Finals

The IFSC World Cup took place in Imst last weekend. To see how Canadians did and for results see here.


Five Great Photos from Squamish Rampage 2016

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Five Great Photos from Squamish Rampage 2016

The Squamish Rampage celebrated its third annual get-together this past weekend. During the day, people did acro yoga near The Chief parking area while climbers sent hard problems. Zani Zoraj and Ross Fluerson won […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Japan Conquers Munich Bouldering Finale

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Japan Conquers Munich Bouldering Finale

The Bouldering World Cup season has wrapped-up in Munich with 241 climbers registered for qualifiers. The competition was stiff and some of the world’s best didn’t make it to Semis. Canada was well represented […]


Alex Megos and Tim Emmett Entertain at Canmore Climbing Fest

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Megos and Tim Emmett Entertain at Canmore Climbing Fest

The Canmore Climbing Festival had a sold-out second show with nearly 300 climbers in the audience. The evening began with Sonnie Trotter giving a few words, which was followed by Becca Marrie and Andy […]


Canmore Climbing Fest: Five Reasons to Go

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canmore Climbing Fest: Five Reasons to Go

The Canmore Climbing Festival is heading into its second year running. Sonnie Trotter started the event, which is hoping to fill 250 seats at the Canmore high school this Fri. Aug. 12. Here are […]


Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]