IFSC World Cup 2016: Canadians Qualify for Semis

May 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Three Canadians have advanced to Semis, see below for more. A record 191 climbers from 34 countries registered to compete in Innsbruck, Austria, for the fifth Bouldering World Cup of 2016. Located in the heart […]


Isabelle Faus Sends New V13 in Rocky Mountain National Park

May 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Isabelle Faus became the fifth female boulderer to send V14 with her 2015 send of Fred Nicole’s Amandla in Rocklands, which was also the first female ascent of the route. Previous to that, the […]


Watch Film about Riders on the Storm: Big Patagonia Route that Almost Went Free

May 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

On February 6, top free climbers Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat summited Torres Central, in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. They climbed the big east face. 25 years after the first ascent, […]


Watch Chris Sharma Project in Santa Linya

May 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Chris Sharma has been climbing for more than 20 years and was the first to establish North America’s first 5.14c at the age of 15. He established and made the second ascent of what […]


Dan Beland Sends Supermanboy 5.14c on West Coast

May 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

In the summer of 2015, Dan Beland sent Revival 5.14b on the Big Show in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. After he clipped the chains on Revival, he wrote on Sendage.com, “So awesome! Despite […]


Leo Houlding Solos Pillar of Wisdom in Wadi Rum

May 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Leo Houlding has made the first solo of Jordan’s iconic 350-metre Pillar of Wisdom. He climbed the giant sandstone tower in Wadi Rum – also known as the Valley of the Moon – in the south […]


Alberta’s Andrew Funk and Matt Hendsbee Send in Joe’s Valley

May 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Andrew Funk and Matt Hendsbee are celebrated comp climbers from Alberta who have been putting their skills to work in Joe’s Valley over the past week. The biggest crux of the trip was the weather, […]