New Route on East Face of Mount Slesse

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Route on East Face of Mount Slesse

The East Face direct of Mount Slesse was climbed in July 1997 by Sean Easton and Dave Edgar and is one of the hardest routes like it in B.C. The route has been attempted […]


Jon Cardwell Sends New 5.14d at Rifle

August 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jon Cardwell Sends New 5.14d at Rifle

Jon Cardwell has made the first ascent of Fat Camp 5.14d in Rifle, Colorado. Fixed by Joe Kinder a few years ago, it climbs a big roof in the Wicked Cave. There is a […]


Canmore Climbing Fest: Five Reasons to Go

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canmore Climbing Fest: Five Reasons to Go

The Canmore Climbing Festival is heading into its second year running. Sonnie Trotter started the event, which is hoping to fill 250 seats at the Canmore high school this Fri. Aug. 12. Here are […]


Psicocomp 2016 Highlights: Faster, Stronger, Speedier and Strategic

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Psicocomp 2016 Highlights: Faster, Stronger, Speedier and Strategic

Watch highlights from Psicocomp 2016 in Utah. For complete results and more see here.


Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]


Two New Hard Routes at Roche Lake and Cheakamus

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Two New Hard Routes at Roche Lake and Cheakamus

During good weather spells, climbers have been sending old and new projects in Western Canada. At Roche Lake near Kamloops, Pat Campbell sent a direct start to a hard route that he bolted last […]


Top Climbers Drop by Boulders B.C. Summer Camp

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Top Climbers Drop by Boulders B.C. Summer Camp

The Boulders Climbing Gym in Victoria is a world-class facility. During the summer, they host six camps that focus on technique development and overall training. This summer, top climbers Sean McColl, Libor Hroza, Kai […]