Watch Fabian Buhl Rope-Solo Free New Seven-Pitch 5.14b

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

Fabian Buhl sent a new seven-pitch 5.14b called Ganesha in Sonnwendwand at Loferer Steinplatte, Austria, last fall. In the style of Alex Huber, Buhl climbed ground-up and only place four bolts in 200 metres. […]


Patxi Usobiaga Sends New Hard Route on Classic Spain Wall

March 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Patxi Usobiaga Sends New Hard Route on Classic Spain Wall

Patxi Usobiaga sent his first 5.14d over 14 years ago and celebrated with a 5.14d/15a linkup of two classic routes in Spain. After his send, he wrote on Instagram, “It is with pure joy […]


Motivation Monday: Squamish Bouldering for Rock Stoke

March 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Squamish Bouldering for Rock Stoke

It’s been a long winter in Canada with dozens of big new ice climbs and as we head into the second half of March, rock climbers are hoping the temps hit the double digits […]


Words With Sean McColl After Bouldering Nationals Win

March 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Words With Sean McColl After Bouldering Nationals Win

Sean McColl won the Bouldering National Champoinships for the 10th time earlier this month. McColl is one of the world’s leading competition climbers, has stood on a number of international podiums and is the […]


Canadians Crush at Great Lakes Mixed Comp

March 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadians Crush at Great Lakes Mixed Comp

The Great Lakes Mixed Comp took place this weekend with more than $5,000 dollars in prized. The first-time event took place at the Peabody Ice Climbing Club and is organized by Ontario climbers Nathan […]


IFSC Quebec Meeting and Olympic Format Announced

March 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on IFSC Quebec Meeting and Olympic Format Announced

Hosted by Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) and the Fédération Québécoise de Montagne et d’Escalade (FQME), this year’s meeting brought together about 100 delegates representing 44 National Federations to prepare for 2017 and discuss key […]


Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi Win USA Open Lead

March 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi Win USA Open Lead

The USA Open Lead Championships were this weekend and Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi finished on top of the Male and Female podiums. Margo Hayes is fresh off her impressive send of La Rambla […]