Mason Earle Sends Cobra Crack in Squamish

July 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Mason Earle Sends Cobra Crack in Squamish

Mason Earle has made the 11th ascent of Cobra Crack 5.14b, the steep and thin crack is found at the Cirque of the Uncrackables on the back side of The Chief. The first ascent […]


The 2017 Beaver Valley Climbing Fest Rocked

July 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Rock | Comments Off on The 2017 Beaver Valley Climbing Fest Rocked

The 2017 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival in Southern Ontario was the busiest and most entertaining since the event kicked off in 2014. There was a number of clinics, lots of climbing, live music and […]


Jaisa Sulit and The Canadian Adaptive Climbing Society

July 19th, 2017 by Drew Copeland | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Jaisa Sulit and The Canadian Adaptive Climbing Society

Jaisa Sulit recalls the events leading up to her accident. She was learning to ride a motorcycle, it was 2010 and she was on her first day of training. “I was on a 250 […]


Climber Chris Parker’s New Climb-Themed Album

July 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Climber Chris Parker’s New Climb-Themed Album

Chris Parker was once an editor for Rock & Ice and is now the content editor for Black Diamond. He has released his second album called Cliff Notes, “which is a collection of songs […]


Watch Trailer: Chris Sharma Climbs New Big 5.14 DWS

July 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Trailer: Chris Sharma Climbs New Big 5.14 DWS

Chris Sharma has climbed “a perfect line” up the Vallon Pont d’Arc in Southern France. His new deep water solo (DWS) route is a 30-metre 5.14 that took him four days to piece together. […]


Canadian Paul McSorley on Wild New Africa Route Team

July 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Paul McSorley on Wild New Africa Route Team

Canadian Paul McSorley is one of the country’s most experienced international climbers and he has just completed a new route in South Africa with three other climbers. The team consisted of German climbers Ines […]


Kelly Franz Sends Pulse 5.14, His First of Grade

July 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Kelly Franz Sends Pulse 5.14, His First of Grade

Longtime Squamish climber Kelly Franz has ticked his first 5.14a with a send of Pulse on the Big Show in Cheakamus Canyon. Congratulations to @booty_licious5 for Sending Pulse last night out at Cheakamus Canyon. […]