Sebastien Berthe Repeats Heart Route 5.13b in Yosemite

November 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Belgian climber Sebastien Berthe has made the second free ascent of the Heart Route 5.13b on El Cap in Yosemite. It took 23-year-old Berthe six days with Simon Castagne. The route was first climbed […]


Toshi Takeuchi Climbs New V15 in Japan

November 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Toshi Takeuchi has made the first ascent of Babylon V15 in Toyota, Japan. After the send, he wrote on his social media, “Yesterday, I did one of the best and hardest boulder problems I’ve […]


Watch Trailer to New Film Featuring Hard Quebec Mixed

November 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The new film Directissima is about three friends who attempt La Directissime on the imposing Cap Trinité, a 300 metre granite wall above the frozen Fjord of Saguenay in Quebec. After bailing, they climb […]


Results from Canyon Escalade’s FQME November Show Down

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News | No Comments »

Canyon Escalade in Montreal hosted a big FQME competition on Nov. 26 and 27. The top place finishers are no strangers to the podium for Open Male and Female. Click on the clip below […]


Legendary Rockies Climber Richard “Dick” Lofthouse Passes

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Richard “Dick” Lofthouse, one of Canada’s first all-round top climbers, passed away on Nov. 23 at the age of 84. Lofthouse was born to an English family in Windsor, Ontario. When the family returned […]


Tour de Bloc 14: BoulderHouse Results and First Competition

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2013.04, Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Video | No Comments »

BoulderHouse in Victoria hosted their first Tour de Bloc. The new bouldering gym opened this fall with local climbers celebrating the cutting edge space. Owned by Jean-Marc de la Plante, owner of Allez Up […]


Tour de Bloc 14/ACA: Sethna and Goldhoff Win at Grip It

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Video | No Comments »

Grip It in Saskatoon hosted a Tour de Bloc/Alberta Climbing Association event on Nov. 26. The popular gym owned by leading climber Jason Holowach had a number of top veteran climbers competing. Below are […]