Northern Ontario Climbing Mentor Jean-Marc Filion Passes

April 17th, 2017 by Rob Chisnall | Posted in News, Rock | No Comments »

The Ontario climbing community was saddened to learn of Jean-Marc Filion’s passing on March 20, 2017. Jean-Marc developed many crags around North Bay, making hundreds of first ascents on rock and ice. The list […]


Trango is Recalling New Vergo Belay Devices

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Trango has issued a voluntary product recall for Trango Vergo belay devices in batch numbers 16159 and 16195 that were sold after Oct. 1 2016. Trango’s press release states there were two instances where […]


Boulder/Speed World Cup 2017: Canadians Heading to Chongqing

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The second stage of the 2017 IFSC Bouldering World Cup will be held in Chongqing, China. The event will also be the first stop of the 2017 Speed World Cup. Over 100 of the […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Rock to Plastic

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Easter weekend is over, which means we are well into spring. Many climbers will be letting their gym memberships expire while they hit the road in search of hard problems and climbs. Here are […]


Updated: New Stanley Headwall Route is Cosmik Debris Next to Nemesis

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Jon Walsh needed three attempts to complete his new route Cosmik Debris on the Stanley Headwall. His first visit was last October with Michelle Kadatz and his second was this March with Ross Suchy. […]


Graham McGrenere Sends Breakin’ the Law 5.14b in Utah

April 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

West Coast climber Graham McGrenere has been on an extended trip down south. Over the past few months, he has ticked a number of hard climbs, such as Manboy V11, All Dressed Up With […]


Top Rock is Brampton’s First Climbing Gym and it’s Awesome

April 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Within minutes of being issued their occupancy permit by the city, Kevin Allen and Trevor Davis opened the doors to Brampton’s first climbing gym. On March 29, at 4:30 p.m., Top Rock Climbing got […]