New Short Crack Climbed at Thunder Bay Bluffs

May 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Short Crack Climbed at Thunder Bay Bluffs

Northwestern Ontario’s basalt cliffs are finally dry and warm enough to climb. In the city of Thunder Bay is the Centennial Bluffs, which have a short cliff line that spans for over a kilometre. […]


Watch Alex Megos Send First Round, First Minute 5.15b

May 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Megos Send First Round, First Minute 5.15b

Watch Alex Megos, one of the world’s strongest climbers, send First Round, First Minute 5.15b in Margalef, Spain. He sent the route on his last try of 2015. After his send, he wrote on […]


Ethan Grayum is Nine and Sends His First 5.12

May 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Ethan Grayum is Nine and Sends His First 5.12

Ethan started working Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 5.12a in Mazama, Washington, when he was eight. “The day he was ready to begin red point attempts a critical hold broke near the crux,” said father […]


Donate to Fort McMurray Fire Relief, an Alberta Town With Climbing Ties

May 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Donate to Fort McMurray Fire Relief, an Alberta Town With Climbing Ties

The city of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta has been evacuated due to a big forest fire that has grown to 85,000 hectares over the past few days. Known as Canada’s oilsands city, the […]


Adam Ondra Makes Hard Climbing Look Easy

May 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Makes Hard Climbing Look Easy

Adam Ondra has decided to move away from the competition circuit to concentrate on sending some outdoor projects.


The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy will be held in Squamish from July 14 to 17 this summer. Once again, the popular climbing event expects to draw hundreds of climbing enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes from around the […]


Sonnie Trotter Frees Eight-Pitch Prow Wall 5.14 in Squamish

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter Frees Eight-Pitch Prow Wall 5.14 in Squamish

Sonnie Trotter has established many of Canada’s most difficult climbs and many of them have been on Canada’s West Coast. Yesterday, Trotter reported on his social media that he made the first free ascent […]