Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

September 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

It has been a big summer of sends, first ascents and big moves. With school starting for many this week, here are five clips to keep the motivation high. Click to play. Steep tension! […]


Kelly Drager Sends Tell Tale Heart After Solid Sessions

September 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Kelly Drager Sends Tell Tale Heart After Solid Sessions

Kelly Drager is a strong Calgary climber who works as a sports dietician for Canadian Sport Institute Calgary. Over the past few weeks, she has been working on the full Tell Tale Heart 5.13a […]


Rescue Called Off For Missing Americans in Pakistan

September 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Rescue Called Off For Missing Americans in Pakistan

The following is a statement released by those close to the rescue operations for American alpinists Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson. You can see previous updates here. This update is for Saturday, September 3rd […]


Snowpatch Spire Has World-Class Hard Alpine Free Routes

September 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Snowpatch Spire Has World-Class Hard Alpine Free Routes

Snowpatch Spire stands at 3,063 metres at the centre of the granite Bugaboo towers. There are many classic climbs up the spire, including Sunshine Crack 5.11, Wiessner’s Route 5.8, Surf’s Up 5.9, Snowpatch Route […]


Graham McGrenere Sends Division Bell at Big Show

September 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Graham McGrenere Sends Division Bell at Big Show

We have been following Graham McGrenere and Kim House, @kimstagraham, for some time. It’s always great when they report about big sends. McGrenere has just sent Division Bell 5.13d on the Big Show north […]


Watch Highlights from Virginia PsicoRoc Deep Water Comp

September 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Highlights from Virginia PsicoRoc Deep Water Comp

America’s first major outdoor deep water soloing competition took place in Virginia this summer. Here are the highlights.


Big Quebec Trad Climbing Festival in Charlevoix

September 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Big Quebec Trad Climbing Festival in Charlevoix

This weekend will be the Trad Pow Wow 2016 climbing festival in Charlevoix north of Quebec City. The four day event will combine hard climbing during the day with bon fire gatherings in the […]