Fair Island: Newfoundland’s Remote Bouldering

August 9th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Rock, Video | No Comments »

While Newfoundland’s Fair Island is 7,500 kilometres from Squamish, the two areas have a lot in common – both have world-class Canadian granite climbing. In July, climbers traveled to Fair Island as part of […]


Centurion on Canmore Wall Goes Free at 5.10+

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Centurion on Canmore Wall Goes Free at 5.10+

The Canmore Wall above the Bow Valley present obvious challenges for climbers, but it wasn’t climbed until 1998 when two routes were added. Over the years, the wall has seen little action and only […]


In Canada: New Black Diamond Momentum Shoes

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on In Canada: New Black Diamond Momentum Shoes

Black Diamond has a long track record of making top climbing gear, from harnesses and helmets to cams and ropes. Over the past few years, Black Diamond has introduced new skis, apparel, trekking poles […]


Bernd Zangerl’s New 5.14c Trad 489 Days Post Injury

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Bernd Zangerl’s New 5.14c Trad 489 Days Post Injury

Bernd Zangerl started climbing in 1998 at the age of 20 and for the last two decades has become a leading all-rounder. Nearly two years ago, Zangerl slipped bouldering and sustained bad injuries. “While […]


Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

Hazel Findlay is no stranger to Squamish with many hard first ascents and sends over the years. The strong British climber just made the first free ascent of Tainted Love aka Northern Soul 5.13dR. […]


Jasper Gets New Eight-Pitch 5.10a on Ashlar Ridge

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Jasper Gets New Eight-Pitch 5.10a on Ashlar Ridge

Ashlar Ridge near the town of Jasper in Alberta has more good rock than many people realize and a few Edmonton climbers are starting to explore it. Thanks to the hard work of some […]


Nicolas Gaudreault Sends Old Quebec A4 at 5.13d

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Nicolas Gaudreault Sends Old Quebec A4 at 5.13d

Nicolas Gaudreault has climbed a new 5.13d at the aesthetic Parapluie wall in Saguenay, Quebec. He called his new test-piece Exegese. About one month ago, Gaudreault made the first free ascent of Facteur X, […]