Marc-Andre Leclerc Attempts Torre Egger Solo in Winter

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

On Sept. 12, Canadian crusher Marc-Andre Leclerc attempted to solo Torre Egger in winter conditions. According to Rolando Gariboti’s Patagonia Vertical, “Climbing via the lengthy east face, following the ‘winter link-up’ into Titanic line, […]


Paris 2016 World Championships Report for Day Zero

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

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Watch Semis and Finals for Lead, Bouldering and Speed here. AccorHotels Arena in Paris is set to welcome over 500 climbers […]


John Lauchlan Award Accepting 2017 Expedition Applications

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The John Lauchlan Memorial Award is a cash award designed to assist expeditions of Canadian mountaineers and explorers. The award exists to perpetuate the bold and adventurous spirit which John Lauchlan exemplified in his […]


Daniel Martian Climbs New Ontario 5.14 at Lion’s Head

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Daniel Martian is one of Ontario’s leading climbers with repeat sends of some of the province’s hardest routes. He just made the first ascent of Tour de Lion 5.14b at Lion’s Head. He wrote […]


Alberta Mountain Runner Adam Campbell Injured

September 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Adam Campbell is a Calgary-based runner with a number of fast times behind him. He recently spent time learning the ropes with Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted on long rock routes in the Rockies. […]


Watch Reel Rock 11 Film Trailer and Canadian Screenings

September 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Reel Rock 11 will be hitting the screens this fall. “Reel Rock cranks it up to 11 with our latest collection of electrifying climbing films showcasing the sport’s biggest stories and athletes. Featuring Ashima […]


IFSC 2016 World Championship: Trailer and Sean McColl Interview

September 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The Paris World Championship runs from Sept. 14 to 18 and will have some of the best climbers competing. Canada has 17 athletes competing in one or more disciplines (Lead, Bouldering, Speed, and Paraclimbing) […]