Dave Mai and His Skaha Bluffs Film Initiative

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Dave Mai and His Skaha Bluffs Film Initiative

Dave Mai is an independent music and film producer from the Okanagan. He started to get into film making about the same time he discovered rock climbing. He became passionate about both disciplines very […]


Neil Dyer Climbs New Squamish 5.13d in Paradise Valley

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Neil Dyer Climbs New Squamish 5.13d in Paradise Valley

Neil Dyer is a strong U.K. climber who made the first ascent of the difficult Paradise Valley route this week. Called The B Side and graded 5.13d, the route adds to the growing list […]


Watch Chris Sharma and Joe Kinder Climb at Figlos

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Chris Sharma and Joe Kinder Climb at Figlos

This winter, Joe Kinder and Chris Sharma checked out the beautiful cave in Figols. We heard of a classics route David Gambus put up some years back ad were keen to see what it […]


Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

Gordon Irwin is a guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and recently reported about a large rockfall at the Black Band crag on Tunnel Mountain near Banff. The wall is busy in […]


Hard International Sends Include Strong Young Climbers

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Hard International Sends Include Strong Young Climbers

Laura Rogora is only 14 but has sent 5.14d and recently onsighted Batuka 5.13+ in Margalef. After her send, she said, “The route is divided in two sections with a very good rest in […]


Sharma Invites DiGiulian, Marin and Ondra to Spain

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Sharma Invites DiGiulian, Marin and Ondra to Spain

Chris Sharma invites Sasha Digiulian, Edu Marin and Adam Ondra to his new gym in Barcelona. After a little warm up at the wall, the guys head to Santa Linya for two days of […]


Watch Anna Smith on El Cap Bridge Part Two

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Anna Smith on El Cap Bridge Part Two

El Cap Bridge in Yosemite Valley is a popular place for climbers to hang out. Each spring and fall, hundreds of climbers congregate on the bridge to exchange ideas, information and to meet old […]