Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14b Link at Acephale

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Evan Hau has been working on a potential 5.15 at the Coliseum in Echo Canyon on Grotto Mountain the past few weeks. He took some time to climb a new link-up at Acephale called […]


Alex Megos Sends Dreamcatcher 5.14d for Fourth Ascent

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

German sender Alex Megos has been in Canada for nearly a month and has made the fourth ascent of Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish. The first ascent was in 2005 after Chris Sharma and Sonnie […]


Watch Chris Sharma on 5.15d Project Le Blond

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Chris Sharma and Game of Thornes actor Jason Momoa are old friends. Watch Sharma on his new futuristic project called Le Blond 5.15d? located in Peramola, Catalunya. Sharma noted, “Seeing it gets me super […]


Watch Finding the Right Angle About Classic U.K. Route

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

This week was the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of the hard Right Angle at Gurnard’s Head in Cornwall by Iain Peters and John Gerber. The 75-metre seaside climb first climbed in 1966 […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Heading to Arco for Lead and Speed

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

The Rock Master Festival 2016 kicks off in Arco, Italy. The week-long event will feature the IFSC Lead World Cup and Arco Rock Legends this weekend. A number of Canadians will be competing at […]


Squamish Sender Stu Smith Featured in Short Film

August 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith has had a strong year in Squamish. With a number of first ascents of run-out X-rated 5.13s to his name, he is quickly proving that hard Squamish lines are anything but climbed […]


Top Climber Tim Emmett Credits Diet for Strong Summer

August 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Tim Emmett is a strong U.K.-now-Canadian who credits his diet with his increase in climbing ability this year. With a recent send of The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise, we think that he is […]