Dave MacLeod Repeats Adam Hocking’s The Keswickian 5.13R/X

July 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Dave MacLeod has made the third ascent of The Keswickian E8 7a (5.13R/X) at Gouther Crags. Watch the first ascent by Adam Hocking below. The Gouther Crag in Swindale of the Lake District in […]


Edelrid Has Solved a Longtime Climbing Problem with the Ohm

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Since climbers began taking whippers, belayers have been catching big falls. When the belayer is lighter than the climber, they deal with the danger of being lifter off the ground or pulled into the […]


Highlights from Women’s International Climbing Meet in the U.K.

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

June 2016 saw 80 women from the U.K. and beyond come together in North Wales for a week of trad climbing at the Pinnacle Club/BMC Women’s International Climbing Meet. The event was a celebration […]


Celebrate Canada Parks Day with a Canada Parks Climb

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Canada’s Parks Day takes place on the third Saturday of July each year. Canada’s Parks Day is an annual event where thousands of people participate in fun, educational, family-oriented events in parks and Historic […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Watch Sean McColl in Villars Finals July 16

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Sean McColl was the only Canadian to advance to Semis in Villars, much like last week’s World Cup in Chamonix, but this week he advanced to Finals. After the comp, he said, “What a […]


Peter Croft Rocks Squamish for Arc’teryx Academy

July 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Peter Croft is a legendary climber. From linking spires solo in the Bugaboos to free climbing hard routes in Squamish, his name is synonymous with hard Canadian climbing. On July 14, he opened the […]


Watch Revival of Britain’s First E1, Scafell’s Central Buttress

July 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Charlie Woodburn climbs Scafell’s Central Buttress, the first E1 in Britain. It was first climbed by Siegfried Herford in April 1914, as part of the Arc’teryx Lakeland Revival, which is in its third year. […]