Gripped Magazine

Competition

Megan Mascarenas is Focused on the Future

Megan Mascarenas has always had incredible focus. Even from a young age her mother recognized it and watched it grow stronger every day within her daughter. Now, at the age of 18 Megan has won a Bouldering World Cup and bouldered V13. Her future is bright due to her razor sharp
Read More

Tour de Bloc 2015/16 Kicks Off in East and West

The 2015/16 Tour de Bloc tour kicked off in Montreal and in Vancouver on Oct. 24. The 13th annual competition circuit started the season at Allez Up in Montreal and The Hive in Vancouver. At Allez Up, the six top climbers of the day for men and women went head to head in an
Read More

Tour de Bloc Starts This Weekend in East and West

The 2015/16 Tour de Bloc is set to start this weekend in Vancouver and Montreal. Things will kick off at Allez Up in Montreal when Canada’s popular bouldering series starts its annual tour. Things get started during the early morning on Oct. 24 with juniors competing first,
Read More

The 2016 Canadian National Competition Schedule

The CEC is pleased to announce that they have selected venues for 12 of their national level competitions. They anticipate finalizing the last two locations in the near future. The CEC is excited about the upcoming season and appreciates the commitment each of the selected venues
Read More

New Women’s Dyno World Record

A new women’s dyno world record was set at the IFSC Lead World Cup in Puurs, Belgium last weekend. The new world record dyno was sent by 16-year-old Celine Cuypers from Belgium. She broke the 2012 record set by Canadian Elise Sethna at 200 cm by 17.5 cm, which means the new
Read More

Climbing Makes Cut For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Japanese organizers have proposed adding five sports to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including climbing, baseball-softball, karate, skateboarding and surfing. The recommendation will be submitted to the International Olympic Committee, which will make a final decision in Rio de
Read More

Sean McColl and Megan Mascarenas Win Adidas Rockstars

Canadian Sean McColl and American Megan Mascarenas have won the fifth edition of the Adidas Rockstars. Sean McColl has competed in the past four Adidas Rockstars and this is his third win. He took first place against a strong field of competitors. In second place for men was Rei
Read More

The 2015 Adidas Rockstars Showdown in Germany

The annual Adidas Rockstars comp is taking place this weekend in Germany. The who’s who in bouldering is gathering in Stuttgart, Germany on September 25 and 26 to compete for the win of the coveted Rockstars title. The top-class field comprises current Bouldering World Champions,
Read More

Watch Some Bouldering World Cup Hard Moves

This compilation includes the hardest boulder moves of the 2015 Bouldering World Cup. This video shows the hard routes from the first half of the season 2015 in Toronto and Vail. This compilation includes the hardest moves of the second half of the 2015 season in Chonquing,
Read More

Climbing Fitness #6: Pain in the Neck

This is the sixth installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. Belaying is hard work and it can take a toll on the muscles in your neck and upper
Read More