Watch Will Mayo on Fourth of July Crack 5.12 in Vedauwoo

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The Fourth of July Crack is a sustained and overhanging left-leaning line on the Coke Bottle wall in Central Vedauwoo, Wyoming. It climbs a chimney to hands to fingers and finishes with a short […]


Breaking Pull-Up Records and Epic New Sardinia Cave

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

The top site 8a.nu has reported that Andrew Shapiro, 17, set three pull-up world records in May. by six hours he managed 3,515 of, by 12 hours he did 5,742 and he continued for […]


Canadian Philip Quade’s Summer 2016 Road Trip: Photo Camp

June 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

It’d be an understatement to say that Little Cottonwood Canyon left me humbled. It beat my ego up, but it’s an amazing area and I had a great time. The bouldering there is hard […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Vail World Cup

June 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The IFSC 2016 Vail World Cup took place on June 10 and 11 in Colorado. A number of Canadians competed against some of the world’s best. For results visit here. Below are five short […]


New Hard Ghost Multi-Pitch is The Cupcake Conspiracy

June 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Calgary-based alpine climbers Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz began bolting a big route in the Ghost last fall. They returned to the popular valley with large limestone walls this spring to finish their project. In […]


Three Hours of Training with Sean McColl

June 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Sean McColl is Canada’s champion comp climber with more international podium finishes than most other competitors on the World Cup Circuit. He is one of a few North Americans who have climbed 5.14d and […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Mascarenas and Kokoro Win, Canadian Results

June 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Mascarenas and Kokoro Win, Canadian Results

The only IFSC World Cup to take place in North America wrapped up on June 11 in Vail. A number of Canadians made the trip, including Elise Sethna (finished 38th), Eric Sethna (47th), Sean […]