Big Stefan Glowacz Verdon Route Repeated

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In 2012, Stefan Glowacz made the first ascent of Golden Shower in the Verdon Gorge, France. The four pitches break down to 5.12a, 5.14a, 514a and 5.13a. The route was bolted in 2005 by […]


New Climbing-Themed Immersive Play Opens at Boulderz

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Crux is a fun, inviting, movement rich play written by Greg Borris. With the help of choreographer Eric Dahlinger, Crux brings the audience into the Bigger Better Boulder competition. Featuring an original soundtrack of […]


Vikki Weldon Climbs Chamonix Granite, Sends in Switzerland

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Vikki Weldon was part of an international gathering of top climbers in Chamonix for the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy. After a few days of taking part in clinics and cleaning trash from the mountains above the […]


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. […]