New Calgary Climbing Gym is Olympic Training Centre

February 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Calgary Climbing Centre (CCC) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for their new Olympic-calibre climbing gym near the Calgary Olympic Park. The new facility will be a 25,000-square-foot cutting edge place for Canadian […]


10 New Ice Routes and Report from Monkman Cascades in B.C.

February 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The following report was written by Ryan Bowie after he and his partners climbed a number of new routes at Monkman Cascades in B.C. Monkman Provincial Park is found south of Tumbler Ridge, B.C, […]


Watch a Send of Bullet in the Blue Sky 5.12+ in Penitente

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

Bullet in the Blue Sky is one of the most esthetic and inspiring lines lies in Penitente Canyon of the San Luis Valley. Durango native Ben Wilbur has long looked at the aesthetic line […]


The IFSC Partners with International Paralympic Committee

February 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The IFSC is honored to announce that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has granted it the status of “Recognized International Federation.” The IFSC has been hosting paraclimbing competitions since 2006, when the first international […]


Five Photos of the Amazing “Firefall” in Yosemite

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

Every year around this time, the sun lights up Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park. The effect gives the illusion that lava is flowing from the wall. It only happens for a few weeks […]


Interview with Tosh Sherkat on Competing and More

February 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Tosh Sherkat is a team Canada athlete with a number of big wins to his name. He will be competing at the Canadian Youth Bouldering Nationals at Hive North Shore in Vancouver this weekend. […]


Watch Read Macadam Send Arabia’s Hardest Route

February 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Revelation took Read Macadam over 35 tries, but in the end he sent it at 5.14b. “After nearly a whole year with countless near-sends, it became a lesson in patience and letting go of […]