Count Down to the World Cup: The World’s Best Climbers are Coming to Canada

May 8th, 2013 by Andre Cheuk | Posted in 2013.02, Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News | Comments Off on Count Down to the World Cup: The World’s Best Climbers are Coming to Canada

With 3 weeks to go till the World Cup Bouldering event in Hamilton, Ontario, Gripped takes a look at some of the top athletes that will be attending.


Reducing the Risk on Rockies Limestone

April 5th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2010.02, 2013.02, Articles, Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Reducing the Risk on Rockies Limestone

When it comes to surviving and thriving in the battle with gravity, being a good climber is only part of the equation. I’ve been very fortunate to have climbed a very long time. Using my experiences over the years, I hope to offer some tips to reduce risk, preventable heartache and suffering.





The Prophet

April 5th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.02, Articles, International, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on The Prophet

When I sat down to write this story it was just supposed to be about this route in Yosemite called The Prophet which I completed this fall. As I started typing I realized that it was much more than just a route for me, and this made the writing process more difficult than just summing up a stack of pitches on a granite wall.





Approach Shoes – Hike to the Crags

April 5th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.02, Footwear, Gear, Rack | Comments Off on Approach Shoes – Hike to the Crags

With their burly uppers and sticky, climbing- specific outsoles, approach shoes allow climbers to easily get to almost any crag. Here are some of this season’s best approach shoes.





The Rack: Climbing Shoes For Spring

April 5th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.02, Footwear, Gear, Rack | Comments Off on The Rack: Climbing Shoes For Spring

This season, climbers can pick from a variety of shoes
that deliver comfort, versatility and exceptional performance. Here are some of this spring’s top picks.





Photo of the Month

February 8th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.02, Photo of the Month | Comments Off on Photo of the Month

Sarah Hueniken and Gord McArthur climbing But my Daddy is a Pyscho 5+, Murchison Falls, Banff National Park, AB





Big Trad – The Rockies Modern Game

February 8th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.01, Articles | Comments Off on Big Trad – The Rockies Modern Game

What exactly is the traditional game today depends on who you talk to. Some old-school traditionalists who say the modern game has ruined climbing. The younger generation rush to embrace modern tactics and ethics in search of ever steeper ground and harder grades.