Gripped Magazine


The IFSC Vail World Cup/Go Pro Games!

The IFSC Bouldering World Cup will be hosted once again at the GoPro Mountain Games. A crowd favorite and the only World Cup Bouldering event on U.S. soil, this event features some of the best boulderers in the world right in the heart of Vail.  Not in Vail for the competition?
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Youth Climbing Injuries Article by Eric Horst

Climber Eric Horst is one of the most well-known coaches in the world and he’s published an article on common injuries in from training and rock climbing. As a father of two, he’s been interested in the recurring injuries in youth climbers and how to prevent them.
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2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup: Alban Levier & Anna Stohr Prevails

After the final of the 2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup, France’s Alban Levier and Austria’s Anna Stohr emerged victorious. This is Levier’s first ever win and appearance on a World Cup Podium. Stohr, who has countless World Cup wins on her palmares, won in
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2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Semi Final Produce Big Shake-Up

By: Andre Cheuk Photos: Aidas Odonelis At the end of the semi-final round of the 2015 IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Toronto, Frenchmen Jeremy Bonder and American Alex Puccio stood atop the leaderboard, but the finalist are grouped so tightly together, it will certainly be anyone’s
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2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Women’s Qualification Round: Noguchi and Le Neve leads

With the Toronto Bouldering World Cup in it’s 3rd year, the event has become an established stop on the circuit, drawing a large field of 59 female competitors. With so many competitors, the women were also divided into 2 heats running simultaneously, and the route setters didn’t
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2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Men’s Qualification Round: Holowach and McColl safely through to next round

By Andre Cheuk (Toronto) and Gripped’s intern Sophia Vlahos All photos by Chris Lepik The men’s qualification round of the 2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup brought out some big surprises and great performances from a field 73 strong, Canadians Sean McColl of Vancouver, and
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Watch the Toronto World Cup LIVE Here!

The IFSC Toronto World Cup’s qualifying round is taking place on Sat. May 30 at the Thornhill Arena.  Top climbers from around the world, including Adam Ondra and Julianne Wurm, are competing against Canada’s best for a sport on the podium. Follow us on Instagram for
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L-R: Jason Holowach, Celeste Wall, Sean McColl

Biggest Canadian Team Ever Assembled For Toronto Bouldering World Cup

The IFSC World Cup in Toronto is only a day away and here’s a look at a few of the Canadians who’ll be giving their all in hopes of standing on the podium. By Andre Cheuk, Toronto Photos: Chris Lepik The first IFSC World Cup Bouldering competition of the year, taking
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Toronto World Cup: 136 Climbers to Compete

The IFSC Toronto World Cup that will be held at the Thornhill Arena is only two days away and top athletes from around the world have already arrived. IFSC world cup route setters have been busy prepping the arena for the weekend’s big event. For some photos of the prep,
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David Chaundy-Smart Rouses the Calgary Mountain Club

Gripped’s editorial director read excerpts from his book, A Youth Wasted Climbing, to a full house on Wed. May 27 at the Ironwood pub in Calgary. Chaundy-Smart is no stranger to Calgary. The Toronto-based writer spent some time in the Rockies during his climbing forays
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