Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Gordon Irwin is a guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and recently reported about a large rockfall at the Black Band crag on Tunnel Mountain near Banff. The wall is busy in […]


Hard International Sends Include Strong Young Climbers

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Laura Rogora is only 14 but has sent 5.14d and recently onsighted Batuka 5.13+ in Margalef. After her send, she said, “The route is divided in two sections with a very good rest in […]


Sharma Invites DiGiulian, Marin and Ondra to Spain

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Chris Sharma invites Sasha Digiulian, Edu Marin and Adam Ondra to his new gym in Barcelona. After a little warm up at the wall, the guys head to Santa Linya for two days of […]


Watch Anna Smith on El Cap Bridge Part Two

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

El Cap Bridge in Yosemite Valley is a popular place for climbers to hang out. Each spring and fall, hundreds of climbers congregate on the bridge to exchange ideas, information and to meet old […]


Ben Harnden is Squamish’s Dark Horse

April 21st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

An unlikely tale, not of redpoints or sends, but of one friend giving a shout out to another





IFSC World Cup 2016: Heading to Kazo, Japan

April 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | No Comments »

The second IFSC World Cup of 2016 will be taking place in Kazo, Japan, on April 23 and 24. With the close of a spectacular first round in Meiringen, Switzerland, the world’s best boulderers […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Emperor Face

April 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | No Comments »

Top Canadian climber Marc-Andre Leclerc has soloed Infinite Patience VI M7 on Mount Robson’s Emperor Face.  Leclerc has been climbing in the Canadian Rockies for the past few months. He has climbed a number […]