Margo Hayes Makes History with Bad Girls Club 5.14d Send

August 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Margo Hayes sent the 2001 route Bad Girls Club 5.14d at Rifle. It is the hardest send by an American woman in America. Sasha DiGiulian sent Pure Imagination at Red River Gorge, which was […]


New Hard Sport Route at Ontario’s Devils Glen

August 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Mark Smith sent a new 5.12+/13- at Devils Glen in Ontario this past weekend. The new Randymiser climbs up next to Racer Ready 5.12c. Another route nearby is History of a Lost Mystery, the […]


Andrew Funk Sends New Rockies 5.13

August 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Andrew Funk has been putting his strong comp strength to the test the past year with a focus on hard sport routes. On the same day Alex Megos was climbing Canada’s first 5.15 at […]


Alex Megos Climbs Canada’s First 5.15 Fightclub

August 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Alex Megos has sent Canada’s first 5.15 at Ravens Crag above the town of Banff and called it Fightclub. The north-facing wall has a number of steep 5.12s and 5.13s, but the real gem […]


Watch Stu Smith on First Ascent of Mullet Power in Squamish

August 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith has established a number of hard routes in Squamish this summer and his most recent is called Mullet Power at Island in the Sky in the Smoke Bluffs. “The route follows a […]


Dave Graham Sends Monkey Wedding V15, Offers Sending Advice

August 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Dave Graham is one of the world’s best climbers. Nearly a decade ago he made a quick repeat of Bunda de Fora at Acephale in the Rockies (watch the video below). In 2001, he […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Japan Conquers Munich Bouldering Finale

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Bouldering World Cup season has wrapped-up in Munich with 241 climbers registered for qualifiers. The competition was stiff and some of the world’s best didn’t make it to Semis. Canada was well represented […]