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 | Comments Off on Alex Megos Climbs Canada’s First 5.15 Fightclub

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 | Comments Off on Watch Stu Smith on First Ascent of Mullet Power in Squamish

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 | Comments Off on Dave Graham Sends Monkey Wedding V15, Offers Sending Advice

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 | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Japan Conquers Munich Bouldering Finale

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 […]


Watch Jonathan Hörst, 13, Make First Ascent of Valkyrie 5.14a

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Jonathan Hörst, 13, Make First Ascent of Valkyrie 5.14a

Watch 13-year-old Jonathan Hörst make the first ascent of Valkyrie 5.14a on the newly opened Frankenwave Wall at Ten Sleep in Wyoming.


Alex Honnold’s “Fear” Diagnosed by Neurologists

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Honnold’s “Fear” Diagnosed by Neurologists

In an article on Nautil.us titled ‘The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber – Alex Honnold doesn’t experience fear like the rest of us’, we get a glimpse into the mind of […]