UPDATED: Rad Backyard Calgary Climbing Wall Must Come Down

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | 1 Comment »

UPDATE: “The wall has been saved!” was written on Calgary Climbing Centre’s Facebook. “Parties involved were able to come to a new agreement that worked. Annika is a dedicated young athlete that trains on […]


Paris 2016 World Championships Day One: Sean McColl Qualifies for Semis

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Paris 2016 World Championships Day One: Sean McColl Qualifies for Semis

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Watch Semis and Finals for Lead, Bouldering and Speed here. Scroll down for photos from day three. The Men’s Bouldering category […]


Watch a Massive Rockfall on Piz Cengalo in Switzerland

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Massive Rockfall on Piz Cengalo in Switzerland

The Sciora hut Facebook page posted the following video by Anna Vaninetti of a large rockfall on Piz Cengalo. In 2011 and 2012, large rockfalls were reported on PlanetMountain.com, which you can read about […]


Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

Whether you are mixed or waterfall climbing, good technique and planning will lead to a higher chance of success and more fun.





Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

It’s nearly ice/mixed climbing season and in some parts of Canada the cold temperatures are already freezing things up. Keep in mind the objective hazards of ice/mixed climbing are different than rock. Avalanche slopes, […]


Alex Honnold Talks About Race Cars, Big Balls and Sheep

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Alex Honnold Talks About Race Cars, Big Balls and Sheep

Alex Honnold has been interviewed countless times and is often asked the same questions about soloing and fear. In a recent sit-down with EpicTV, Honnold answered questions about dinosaurs and talked about race car […]


New 5.12 in Squamish Climbs Featured Granite

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 5.12 in Squamish Climbs Featured Granite

Chris Singer has added a new route to Paradise Valley near Squamish. On Instagram, he reported his new route is called Kype of the Pinook and goes at 5.12+. Paradise Valley has seen a […]