Words with Becca Frangos on Sending Endless Summer 5.13d

June 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Becca Frangos is an 18-year-old crusher based in Canmore. She is not stranger to headlines as she has been pushing herself on hard projects for the past decade. Now, a few days before Canada […]


Watch 2016 Vail World Cup Slow Motion Highlights

June 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

On June 11, the Bouldering World Cup made a stop in Vail, Colorado. It was the only World Cup in North America this year. It took place at the GoPro Mountain Games, a high […]


Canadian Rescuers Busy with BASE Jumpers in Rockies and Squamish

June 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

While BASE jumping is one of the least practiced mountain sports in Canada, the numbers of rescues and deaths is on the rise. Last week, an American BASE jumper named Gary Kremer died after […]


Oscar Winner and Joker Jared Leto Climbs with Top Climbers

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Jared Leto plays the Joker in the upcoming film Suicide Squad. In 2013, he won an Oscar for his role as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyer’s Club. The role also earned him a Golden Globe […]


Big Stefan Glowacz Verdon Route Repeated

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In 2012, Stefan Glowacz made the first ascent of Golden Shower in the Verdon Gorge, France. The four pitches break down to 5.12a, 5.14a, 514a and 5.13a. The route was bolted in 2005 by […]


New Climbing-Themed Immersive Play Opens at Boulderz

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Crux is a fun, inviting, movement rich play written by Greg Borris. With the help of choreographer Eric Dahlinger, Crux brings the audience into the Bigger Better Boulder competition. Featuring an original soundtrack of […]


New Bouldering Area Near Squamish is the Constellations

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Video | No Comments »

Peter Michaux wanted to find a bouldering area near Squamish that would offer a hot-day option to the valley boulders close to town. He searched Google Earth for a solution and eventually discovered a […]