Marc-Andre Lelcerc and Brette Harrington Solo Colonel Foster’s East Face

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

Marc-Andre Leclerc and Brette Harrington have made quick work of Mount Colonel Foster, British Columbia’s famous Vancouver Island peak. They hiked in, soloed the 1,200-metre east face via Into the Mystic 5.10a, down climbed […]


Influential British Climber and Writer Ken Wilson has Died

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Ken Wilson influenced a generation of climbers through his books and as the editor of Mountain magazine. In 2015, he received the Boardman/Tasker lifetime achievement award, as “a long-time influencer of outdoor media and global climbing […]


Breaking Pull-Up Records and Epic New Sardinia Cave

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

The top site 8a.nu has reported that Andrew Shapiro, 17, set three pull-up world records in May. by six hours he managed 3,515 of, by 12 hours he did 5,742 and he continued for […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Vail World Cup

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

The IFSC 2016 Vail World Cup took place on June 10 and 11 in Colorado. A number of Canadians competed against some of the world’s best. For results visit here. Below are five short […]


New Hard Ghost Multi-Pitch is The Cupcake Conspiracy

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

Calgary-based alpine climbers Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz began bolting a big route in the Ghost last fall. They returned to the popular valley with large limestone walls this spring to finish their project. In […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Mascarenas and Kokoro Win, Canadian Results

June 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Mascarenas and Kokoro Win, Canadian Results

The only IFSC World Cup to take place in North America wrapped up on June 11 in Vail. A number of Canadians made the trip, including Elise Sethna (finished 38th), Eric Sethna (47th), Sean […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Advance to Semis in Vail

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Advance to Semis in Vail

The IFSC Vail World Cup is taking place this weekend at the GoPro Mountain Games. A number of Canadians made the trip south for the big comp. A shout out to Elise and Eric Sethna, […]