Toshi Takeuchi Climbs New V15 in Japan

November 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Toshi Takeuchi has made the first ascent of Babylon V15 in Toyota, Japan. After the send, he wrote on his social media, “Yesterday, I did one of the best and hardest boulder problems I’ve […]


Tour de Bloc 14: BoulderHouse Results and First Competition

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2013.04, Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Video | No Comments »

BoulderHouse in Victoria hosted their first Tour de Bloc. The new bouldering gym opened this fall with local climbers celebrating the cutting edge space. Owned by Jean-Marc de la Plante, owner of Allez Up […]


Sean McColl Sends Mystic Stylez V14 in Magic Wood

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Sean McColl is wrapping up a week in Magic Wood, Switzerland. On the first day, McColl got on four routes he had sent on previous trips: Sofasurfer V11/12, New Base Line V14, Voigas V12 […]


Climbing 101 Video: Improve Your Footwork with Mark Smith

November 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Climbing 101 Video: Improve Your Footwork with Mark Smith

Mark Smith is one of Ontario’s leading rock climbers. Based in Toronto, he works at the new Basecamp climbing gym on Bloor Street. In this video, Smith discusses drills to improve your footwork at […]


Watch Nalle Hukkataival on Lappnor Project V17

November 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Nalle Hukkataival on Lappnor Project V17

Nalle Hukkataival, a strong Finnish climber, recently sent the world’s first V17 after four years of commitment. The documentary will follow his journey from the very beginning, all the way to the first ascent […]


Oriane Bertone is 11 and Climbs Evita Assis Sit V11

November 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Oriane Bertone is 11 and Climbs Evita Assis Sit V11

Oriane Bertone is only 11 and has sent her tenth V11, this time ticking Evita Assis Sit on Reunion Island in France.


Canadians Strong in Bouldering at Youth World Championships

November 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadians Strong in Bouldering at Youth World Championships

Canadians had a strong week at the IFSC Youth World Championships, proving that Canada has a bright future in international competition. In Bouldering, Bronwen Karnis and Zach Richardson finished in an impressive ninth in […]