IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Ready for Bouldering Finale in Munich

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Ready for Bouldering Finale in Munich

Munich has concluded five IFSC Bouldering World Cup series since 2010. In 2014, the third most populous city in Germany attracted more than 6,000 Sport Climbing fans to the grand Olympic Stadium – host […]


Ashima Shiraishi and Megan Mascarenas Send Hard Boulders

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Ashima Shiraishi and Megan Mascarenas Send Hard Boulders

Ashima Shiraishi is climbing in Australia’s world-class Grampians and has sent two hard problems. One is Dai Koyamada’s 2004 Sleepy Rave V15, which is a link of three difficult problems. What a day today!!! […]


New Mississauga Bouldering Gym is Up The Bloc

August 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Mississauga Bouldering Gym is Up The Bloc

Few people in Canada have more experience with indoor bouldering than Luigi Montilla (Tour de Bloc, Friction, Bouldering Canada) and Jean-Marc de la Plante (Allez Up Climbing, Seven Bays Bouldering) and they are teaming […]


Hard Problems Sent in Rocklands by Top Climbers

August 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Hard Problems Sent in Rocklands by Top Climbers

Karoline Sinnhuber is a top 21-year-old Austrian climber who recently sent six boulders from V11 to V13 in Rocklands. Nora Kiraly, 25, spent  month in Rocklands and sent a number of V11s and a […]


Nalle Hukkataival Sends Fred Nicole’s Monkey Wedding V15

July 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Nalle Hukkataival Sends Fred Nicole’s Monkey Wedding V15

Nalle Hukkataival has sent Fred Nicole’s Monkey Wedding V15 in Rocklands, South Africa for its eighth ascent. On Instagram, he wrote, “A boulder that I had tried and got close to doing already many […]


New V10 is Hardest Problem at B.C.’s Poisen River Sector

July 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New V10 is Hardest Problem at B.C.’s Poisen River Sector

The Poisen River Sector is a picturesque and remote location in B.C.’s Slocan Valley. The boulders are gneiss and have amazing little edges and pockets. “Located within spitting distance of the Slocan River in […]


Kaleb Thomas Sends Multi-Year V11 Project on Van Island

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News | Comments Off on Kaleb Thomas Sends Multi-Year V11 Project on Van Island

Kaleb Thomas had worked on Equinox V11 on and off for four years. “I had hesitated on trying it since I moved back to the island because I assumed my training for lead climbing […]