Alberta Provincials/National Comp at Elevation Place 2017

April 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Alberta Provincials/National Comp at Elevation Place 2017

This weekend will be an Alberta Provincials Lead Open and Youth Provincials as a National Series event at Elevation Place in Canmore. Qualifications start on Saturday morning, Semis and Finals on Sunday. The two-day […]


Sean Therien Sends New 5.13 and More in Nova Scotia

April 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Sean Therien Sends New 5.13 and More in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia climbing has boomed over the past few years, with a number of new hard routes up to 5.14. Sean Therien, who runs Ground Zero Climbing Gym in Dartmouth, has already ticked a […]


Boulder/Speed World Cup 2017: Watch Canadians in Nanjing

April 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Boulder/Speed World Cup 2017: Watch Canadians in Nanjing

On April 29 and 30, competitors from around the world will head to Nanjing, China, for the second stop on the Asia World Cup circuit and the third IFSC event of the year. Fully […]


Ronnie Dickson First Above the Knee Amputee to Send V10

April 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Ronnie Dickson First Above the Knee Amputee to Send V10

Watch this short film about Ronnie Dickson as he works to become the first above the knee amputee climber to climb V10 with a send of Resident Evil in Joe’s Valley. A few years […]


Sean McColl Receives Olympic Bursary from Canada

April 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Sean McColl Receives Olympic Bursary from Canada

Climbing Escalade Canada announced that Sean McColl has been selected as one of 50 Olympic athletes to receive the HBC Athlete Bursary Program for Canadian athletes. The HBC Foundation and the Canadian Olympic Foundation […]


Speed World Record and More at Chongqing World Cup

April 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Speed World Record and More at Chongqing World Cup

The busy city of Chongqing, China, welcomed a strong and fast group of elite climbers for the first IFSC Speed World Cup and second IFSC Bouldering World Cup of 2017. Of course the story […]


Watch Adam Ondra on His New Naturalmente 5.15a

April 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Adam Ondra on His New Naturalmente 5.15a

Adam Ondra made two big first ascents in Camaiore, Italy, last week. One being La Terza Eta 5.14d after four attempts and Naturalmente 5.15a. After his Naturalmente send, Ondra said, “One of the best […]