Jason Holowach and Alyssa Weber Win Alberta 2016 Provincial Lead Comp

May 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | Comments Off on Jason Holowach and Alyssa Weber Win Alberta 2016 Provincial Lead Comp

The Alberta Climbing Association (ACA) Youth/Open Provincials took place the University of Alberta’s Wilson Centre on May 7 and 8. Climbers from all over Alberta took place on the comp that was held on […]


Watch Alex Megos Send First Round, First Minute 5.15b

May 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Megos Send First Round, First Minute 5.15b

Watch Alex Megos, one of the world’s strongest climbers, send First Round, First Minute 5.15b in Margalef, Spain. He sent the route on his last try of 2015. After his send, he wrote on […]


Watch Strong Send of West Coast V12 at Cat Lake

May 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Watch Strong Send of West Coast V12 at Cat Lake

Watch West Coast climber Luke Zimmerman send the direct finish to Drive V12 at Cat Lake Boulders. Drive was first climbed by Tim Clifford and follows thin holds. For some great photos of Squamish […]


Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) Now Recognized by Canadian Olympic Committee

May 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) Now Recognized by Canadian Olympic Committee

After becoming the official Canadian IFSC member in February 2016, CEC has now been recognized by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). This recognition was announced during the COC Session on Saturday, April 16. CEC was officially […]


Watch Jimmy Webb Flash a V13/14

May 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Jimmy Webb Flash a V13/14

Jimmy Webb travelled to Finland earlier this year for the Sisu Masters bouldering comp. During his trip, he made a fast flash of Nalle Hukkataival’s the Globalist. The aesthetic route climbs small holds and […]


Ethan Grayum is Nine and Sends His First 5.12

May 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Ethan Grayum is Nine and Sends His First 5.12

Ethan started working Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 5.12a in Mazama, Washington, when he was eight. “The day he was ready to begin red point attempts a critical hold broke near the crux,” said father […]


Donate to Fort McMurray Fire Relief, an Alberta Town With Climbing Ties

May 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Donate to Fort McMurray Fire Relief, an Alberta Town With Climbing Ties

The city of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta has been evacuated due to a big forest fire that has grown to 85,000 hectares over the past few days. Known as Canada’s oilsands city, the […]