Toshi Takeuchi Climbs New V15 in Japan

November 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Toshi Takeuchi has made the first ascent of Babylon V15 in Toyota, Japan. After the send, he wrote on his social media, “Yesterday, I did one of the best and hardest boulder problems I’ve […]


Watch Trailer to New Film Featuring Hard Quebec Mixed

November 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The new film Directissima is about three friends who attempt La Directissime on the imposing Cap Trinité, a 300 metre granite wall above the frozen Fjord of Saguenay in Quebec. After bailing, they climb […]


Legendary Rockies Climber Richard “Dick” Lofthouse Passes

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Richard “Dick” Lofthouse, one of Canada’s first all-round top climbers, passed away on Nov. 23 at the age of 84. Lofthouse was born to an English family in Windsor, Ontario. When the family returned […]


New Grivel Stealth Helmet is Light and Sleek

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

In this short video, Hervé Barmasse presents the new helmet by Grivel called The Stealth. Made with a polycarbonate shell that is co-moulded on a layer of expanded injected foam to absorb impact, it […]


IFSC 2016: Kranj Lead World Cup Results

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Two Canadian competed at the Kranj Lead World Cup on Nov. 26 and 27, Sean McColl and Elan Jonas McRae. McColl advanced to Semis and finished in ninth and Jonas McRae finished in 38. […]


Watch Will Mayo Solo The Sorcerer WI5

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Will Mayo solo the 250-metre Sorcerer WI5 in the Canadian Rockies on Nov. 26. The classic big ice route forms in the Ghost and was first climbed in 1983 by Kevin Doyle and […]


Jongwon Chon Wins Legends Only 2016 in Sweden

November 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Five of the world’s top climbers gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, at the Klättercentret Akalla climbing gym for the La Sportiva Legends Only 2016 competition. Some of the world’s top boulderers went head to head, […]