Sara Frangos Sends Planet X 5.13

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Sara Frangos of Canmore has sent the classic Shooting Packer 5.13b at Planet X in Cougar Creek in the Rockies. Sara noted she spent some time working on Fudge Packer 5.13d, which she is […]


Sean McColl Qualifies for Semis at Lead World Cup, Watch Tuesday!

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Sean McColl is advancing to Semis tomorrow at the IFSC Lead World Cup in Chamonix. He reached the top on the first Qualification route and climbed well on the second. A number of other […]


Peter Croft Opens Arc’teryx Climbing Academy With Presentation

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The event kicks off at the O’Siem Pavilion Park in downtown Squamish on Thursday evening July 14, with a screening of The Enchanting Triple, a climbing journey through the Stuart Range, followed by a […]


Watch the IFSC Speed World Cup Today

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The IFSC World Cup is taking place in Chamonix over the next two days. You can watch the Speed World Cup today at 1 p.m, Sean McColl will be representing Canada.


Sonnie Trotter Sends The Moat, Weird 5.11+ Multi-Pitch in Rockies

July 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter Sends The Moat, Weird 5.11+ Multi-Pitch in Rockies

In 2013, Sonnie Trotter sent the unrepeated Castles in the Sky, a five-pitch 5.14 on Castle Mountain in Banff National Park. The route climbs the upper two-thirds of the lower tier on Castle Mountain, […]


Ashima Shiraishi OK After 15-Metre Gym Ground-Fall

July 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ashima Shiraishi OK After 15-Metre Gym Ground-Fall

Ashima Shiraishi was climbing at Stone Summit in Georgia with her father, who is also her coach and longtime climbing partner. As Andrew Bisharat wrote in his article for National Geographic Explorer, “Hisatoshi ‘Poppo’ […]


Adam Ondra Adds Another 5.14d to Flatanger

July 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Adds Another 5.14d to Flatanger

With Adam Ondra’s new Right of Passage 5.14d, an extension to Andre Hoyre 5.12c/d, there are now a dozen routes that difficult or hard. His other Flatanger climbs include Illusionist 5.14d, Art of Flight […]