Yip and Bourassa-Moreau Win Tour de Bloc 14 Championships

April 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Yip and Bourassa-Moreau Win Tour de Bloc 14 Championships

The 2017 Tour de Bloc 14 Championships took place at Up the Bloc in Mississauga, Ontario. Qualifiers and Semis took place on Sat. April 1 and Finals on Sunday. Some of Canada’s top bouldering […]


Via Ferrata and Gondola to Replace Popular Squamish/Yamnuska Routes

April 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Via Ferrata and Gondola to Replace Popular Squamish/Yamnuska Routes

A new Saskatchewan-based company has big plans that are going ahead this summer in Western Canada. Their goal is to install two via ferratas this year and one gondola. Protests are planned for tonight, […]


Watch Gritstone Whipper That Cuts Rope, Climber Decks

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Gritstone Whipper That Cuts Rope, Climber Decks

Michele Caminati from Italy was climbing at Curbar Edge in U.K. when he fell and his rope cut on the sharp rock. He was on a testpiece called Elder Statesman. According to UK Climbing, […]


Watch James Blackhall Send New 5.11c at Sunshine in Rockies

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Watch James Blackhall Send New 5.11c at Sunshine in Rockies

James Blackhall has spent the better part of the past two summers climbing and establishing new routes. He wasted no time in spring 2017 to get to work. At the now-popular Sunshine Rock just […]


Sasha DiGiulian Helps Make Person Climbing Emoji

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Sasha DiGiulian Helps Make Person Climbing Emoji

Top American climber Sasha DiGiulian has spent time over the past year helping the people who develop emojis to design a climber. The new illustration is called “person climbing” and will be released later […]


Running Order for Tour de Bloc 14 at Up the Bloc

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Running Order for Tour de Bloc 14 at Up the Bloc

The Tour de Bloc 14 Championships are taking place at Up the Bloc in Ontario on April 1 and 2. Some of Canada’s top climbers will be competing, including Sean McColl, Alannah Yip, Jason […]


Alex Megos on the Mend and Sends Chile’s First 5.14d

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Megos on the Mend and Sends Chile’s First 5.14d

Alex Megos is one of the world’s leading climbers and on his recent visit to Chile sent the country’s first 5.14d. South America has a number of 5.14c and 5.14d routes. In 2016, fellow […]