American Paige Claassen Climbs Flatanger 5.14c

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

American climber Paige Claassen has completed a three-and-a-half week project at Flatanger, Norway, with her ascent of Eye of Odin 5.14c. Claassen reported after her climb, “The traverse holds leading up to the second […]


Watch Good Film on How Edelrid Ropes are Made

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Profiles, Ropes | No Comments »

In this 10-minute film, Weigh My Rack asks Germany-based Edelrid to walk them through every step of the rope making process. Watch the intricate details of what it takes to make a quality climbing […]


A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Collaborating with Slawinski, Gadd, and Owens and a group of Canadian Rockies adventure seekers, I created a top-10 mixed climbing route list. This list was put together to give some sort of direction; a guide to where you might find a climb that will leave you with shivers up your spine, grinning from ear -to-ear and hopefully psyched for more.





Sonnie Trotter Completes Rockies Trilogy Project

September 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

In the Rockies, Sonnie Trotter completed his Rockies trilogy earlier this month. He climbed three of his big alpine 5.14s in one summer with Dexter Bateman: Blue Jeans Direct on Yamnuska, War Hammer on […]


Strong British Boulderer Gets Canadian Trad Lesson

September 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

British climber Louis Parkinson, also known by hit Instagram handle Captain Cut Loose, recently visited eastern Canada where he climbed some classic boulders, sport routes and his first-ever trad pitches. Parkinson travels from London […]


New 17-pitch Big Wall Line Opened on Bugaboo Spire

September 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Tutti Frutti Summer Love is the newest addition to the Bugaboos after the hot and dry summer of 2017. It was climbed by Vlad Capusan and Tom Schindfessel in August. The 17-pitch 5.11+ A3 […]


Puccio and Narasaki Win Adidas Rockstars 2017

September 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Alex Puccio and Tonoa Narasaki took first place in Female and Male at the Adidas Rockstars 2017, where over 3,500 spectators watched athletes from around the world compete. Puccio is having one of her […]