Watch Mason Earle’s Send of Cobra Crack 5.14

September 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Cobra Crack is the de facto kingline of North American trad climbing. A stunning wall of overhanging granite split by a singular seam, barely wide enough to get your fingers into; it’s a crack […]


Alex Puccio Talks About Her Mental Game in 2017

September 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

The climber’s site OnBouldering has done an interview with Alex Puccio where she talks about competitions, her Adidas Rockstars win and her plans for the future. Watch below. What a great Boulder, "Riverbed" V13/ […]


The 2017 Banff Mountain Book Awards Climbing Long-list

September 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2017 Banff Mountain Book Festival has announced the long-list for this year’s award. The grand prize in 2016 went to Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir by Jean McNeil. The five finalists for the […]


Stu Smith Sends New Squamish 5.13+R on Malamute

September 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith has completed his summer project on the Malamute in Squamish after taking countless big whippers on tiny gear. He named it E.M.U.B.I.G.S (everyone’s moving up but I’m going sideways) and graded it […]


Watch Pirmin Bertle Send Bolivia’s First 5.14d

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

German crusher Pirmin Bertle has continued his South America new-routing with the first ascent of In this light you look like Poseidon at El Eden. The hard new climb is the first of the […]


Petro-Canada FACE Grants for Andrew Wilson and Alannah Yip

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Alannah Yip and Climb Base5 head coach Andrew Wilson have received a 2017 Petro-Canada Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) grant. The annual grant goes to 55 potential Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their […]


Climb Sudbury Shows Off Central Ontario Stone and Ice

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

There is a relatively new climbing organization in Canada, which is located in Central Ontario. Found between the crags of the Niagara Escarpment and walls on the northwest shores of Lake Superior is the […]