An Interview with Top Comp Climber Akiyo Noguchi

January 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Akiyo Noguchi is one of the best competition climbers of the best few season. In this short interview, she shares her feelings about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, comps and climbing.


Watch Alex Megos Highlights from 2016

January 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Alex Megos is one of the world’s leading rock climbers. In 2016, he visited Canada and established the first 5.15 in the country with Fightclub 5.15b, he made the fourth ascent of Dreamcatcher 5.14d, […]


Watch Drew Ruana Send Hard Bishop Problems

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Drew Ruana is a leading American sport climber and boulderer with a number of hard sends over the past few years. Watch him climb Mandala V12, Haroun and the Sea of Stories V11, Stained […]


Tour de Bloc 14 at Rock Jungle Win for Holowach and Weber

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The final Tour de Bloc of this season to take place in Alberta went down at Rock Jungle in Edmonton on Jan. 14. Lots of strong climbers competed and Open winners were Jason Holowach […]


Strong Team Links Ultimate Everything Ice to Gondola Station

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The strong team of Tim Emmett, Luka Lindic and Marc-Andre Leclerc climbed the new ice/mixed variation up Ultimate Everything on The Chief. They then made their way to The Dream WI5 and topped out […]


New Nine-Pitch Banff Sport Route is River Run 5.10

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Chris Perry has been establishing routes in the Canadian Rockies for five decades. Some of his first new routes were in the Ghost in the 1970s and they were run-out and bold trad lines. […]


Parking Woes: Climbers Against New Squamish Business

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Squamish is a busy place during rock climbing season and parking has become a major issue. To get straight to the point, a new business has been approved to open in the Adventure Centre […]