Sasha DiGiulian Helps Make Person Climbing Emoji

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Top American climber Sasha DiGiulian has spent time over the past year helping the people who develop emojis to design a climber. The new illustration is called “person climbing” and will be released later […]


Running Order for Tour de Bloc 14 at Up the Bloc

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Tour de Bloc 14 Championships are taking place at Up the Bloc in Ontario on April 1 and 2. Some of Canada’s top climbers will be competing, including Sean McColl, Alannah Yip, Jason […]


Alex Megos on the Mend and Sends Chile’s First 5.14d

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Alex Megos is one of the world’s leading climbers and on his recent visit to Chile sent the country’s first 5.14d. South America has a number of 5.14c and 5.14d routes. In 2016, fellow […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]


Calgarian Andrew Brash Recieves Honoray Degree for Mount Everest Rescue

March 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Andrew Brash is a climber based in Calgary with decades of experience. From Alaska and Chile to Nepal and Kazakhstan, Brash has climbed new routes and repeated difficult ones. He was recently awarded an […]


Tour de Bloc 14 Championships at Up the Bloc in Ontario

March 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2017 Tour de Bloc season is wrapping up this weekend at Up the Bloc in Ontario. Many of Canada’s top boulderers will be making the trip. It has been confirmed that Canadian champs […]


Dave MacLeod Sends New 40-Move V14 in U.K.

March 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Dave MacLeod has announced that he finally ticked his monster bouldering project in Arisaig Cave in the U.K. MacLeod first looked at the problem nearly a decade ago and went on to send a […]