Philip Quade’s Road Trip Continues with Calabogie Bouldering

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Week nine started in Calabogie, an area that had more than I expected. I was sussing projects throughout the shoot and it was my turn to get on the rock. The day’s theme was […]


Kevin and Tony McLane Establish Dragon Crack in Squamish

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The strong father/son team of Kevin and Tony McLane can often be seen in Squamish. Kevin is the author of many great guidebooks to the area and to western Canada and Tony is one […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Squamish

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Squamish is one of the hubs of hard Canadian climbing, from burly boulders to technical wall climbs. Here are a few clips from Canada’s West Coast climbing town. Click on the clip to watch. […]


The DMM Dragon Cams and Orbit Rope Rock

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | No Comments »

As climbers await the new-gear announcements at the upcoming 2016 Summer Outdoor Retailer, we have to stop and look at two great products released by DMM this year. First are the new DMM Dragons. […]


Mountain Guide Dies After Fall From Grand Teton

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Mountain guide Gary Falk died falling 800 metres after successfully guiding four clients to the top of Grand Teton. He reportedly fell from the Owen/Spalding rappel into the Valhalla Canyon. His body was recovered […]


Rock Climber Murders Mentor at Carderock, Gets 10 Years

July 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

David DiPaolo, 31, has been given a 10-year prison sentence for the February killing of 69-year-old Geoffery Farrar. The charge is voluntary manslaughter and DiPaolo was ordered to pay for the funeral expenses and […]


Watch Alex Honnold Session Welsh Slate

July 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch a short film by the British Mountaineering Council featuring Alex Honnold climbing on Welsh slate. “I may come off seeming under-enthused in the video but I was super stoked to climb with Johnny […]