Peter Croft Rocks Squamish for Arc’teryx Academy

July 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Peter Croft is a legendary climber. From linking spires solo in the Bugaboos to free climbing hard routes in Squamish, his name is synonymous with hard Canadian climbing. On July 14, he opened the […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Sean McColl Advances to Semis at Villars Lead

July 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Like a few days ago in Chamonix, Sean McColl has advanced to Semis at the first Villars World Cup. Other Canadians who competed include Becca Frangos, Annie Chouinard, Elan Jonas McRae, Nathan Smith, Matt […]


Watch Revival of Britain’s First E1, Scafell’s Central Buttress

July 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Charlie Woodburn climbs Scafell’s Central Buttress, the first E1 in Britain. It was first climbed by Siegfried Herford in April 1914, as part of the Arc’teryx Lakeland Revival, which is in its third year. […]


Watch Bouldering First Ascents on Steep Wyoming Rock

July 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Nathaniel Davison has pieced together some great footage from a recent trip to Wyoming with a number of strong climbers. “Lee Payne lead the crew, including Nathaniel Davison, Wes Walker, Mike Lewis, Jon Glassberg, […]


Words With Sarah Hueniken on Bugaboo Alpine Camp

July 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Sarah Hueniken is one of North America’s leading winter climbers, with repeats of difficult mixed climbs up to M14. She is also one of less than a dozen Canadian women who hold her level […]


Watch Pirmin Bertle Send New 5.15, Switzerland’s Hardest Route

July 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Pirmin Bertle made the first ascent of Meiose 5.15b at La Tribune, Charmey, late in 2015. Bertle linked 25 moves with V14 difficulties to create the hardest route in Switzerland. The route links the cruxes of […]


Sean McColl Competes in Finals, Results from Chamonix World Cup

July 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Sean McColl advanced to Finals at the IFSC Lead World Cup in Chamonix and said after Semis, “Well this first Lead World Cup of 2016 is already in my mind a success with my […]