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 […]


Climbers Access Society of B.C. AGM, Slideshow and More!

November 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Climbers Access Society of B.C. AGM, Slideshow and More!

If you’re in the Vancouver area on Nov. 9, don’t miss the Climbers Access Society of B.C. (CASBC) slideshow and AGM at MEC’s head office. Canadian crusher Sarah Hart will be giving a presentation […]


Shepherdess of the Glaciers Wins Grand Prize at Banff Mountain Festival 2016

November 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Shepherdess of the Glaciers Wins Grand Prize at Banff Mountain Festival 2016

Living 5,000 metres above sea level with her 300 goats, Tsering is one of the last shepherdesses in the far northern mountains of Ladakh, India. As she leads her flock of 300 sheep and […]


Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle to Headline 2016 Banff Mountain Festival

October 22nd, 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 […]


The 2016 Banff Mountain Book Festival Category Winners

October 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The 2016 Banff Mountain Book Festival Category Winners

The book finalists for the 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition have been described as “irreverent,” “intoxicating” and “magical,” and were picked from a longlist of finalists to compete for the Grand Prize, announced on […]