Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

June 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Many climbers are applying their climbing background to other sports, from outdoor challenges to Ninja Warrior. Here are a few clips of top climbers applying their skills in a number of ways. Click on […]


Fjordguard is a New Squamish Crag With 5.12 Gear Routes

June 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

In 2015, we reported about a new route called The White Raven that Taran Ortlieb sent at 5.12b with gear to four inches. The route is on a new wall that Paul McSorley has […]


Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner Wins Top Italian Design Award

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Grivel Twin Gate carabiner wins the Compasso d’Orco ADI for design. The Compasso d’Oro ADI is an association for industrial awards that began over 50 years ago. The Twin Gate is designed as a locking […]


New Yamnuska Guidebook by Andy Genereux Bigger and Brighter

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Andy Genereux has established dozens of routes and cataloged the history of the famous Alberta mountain. In 2010, he climbed 50 routes on Yam in one year for his 50th birthday, read about it here. […]


The 2016 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival in Ontario

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) has announced sign-up is open for the fourth annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival (BVCF). The fun event will run from July 15 to 17. The festival will be held […]


Lauren Watson Sends Just Can’t Do It, Her First 5.13

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Thanks to Lauren Watson, Squamish has a climbing gym with ropes. She called the space Ground Up and it has become a hub of climbing activity on Canada’s West Coast. Long before that, she […]


U.K. Climber Solos 600 Routes in a Day

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

U.K. climber Pete Bridgewood has soloed 600 routes in 10.5 hours of climbing. He visited classic crags such as Castle Naze, Harborough Rocks, Roaches, Gib Tor and Rainster Rocks. He told UKClimbing.com in an […]