IFSC Quebec Meeting and Olympic Format Announced

March 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on IFSC Quebec Meeting and Olympic Format Announced

Hosted by Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) and the Fédération Québécoise de Montagne et d’Escalade (FQME), this year’s meeting brought together about 100 delegates representing 44 National Federations to prepare for 2017 and discuss key […]


Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi Win USA Open Lead

March 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi Win USA Open Lead

The USA Open Lead Championships were this weekend and Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi finished on top of the Male and Female podiums. Margo Hayes is fresh off her impressive send of La Rambla […]


Watch a Send of Splitter Exasperator 5.10 in Squamish

March 12th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Splitter Exasperator 5.10 in Squamish

Crosby Johnston talks about one of his favourite Squamish routes, the popular Exasperator 5.10c. It climbs two pitches up a splitter crack at the base of the Grand Wall for 45 metres. It was […]


Watch Top Climber Daila Ojeda on Her First Big Multi-pitch

March 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Top Climber Daila Ojeda on Her First Big Multi-pitch

Daila Ojeda has travelled the world for sport climbing and redpointed up to 5.14c. But until recently, she had never been more than two pitches off the ground. That all changed when she journeyed […]


Jon Siegrist Makes Likely Second Ascent of Historic 5.14d

March 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist Makes Likely Second Ascent of Historic 5.14d

American Jon Siegrist has made the second known send of Bachelor Party 5.14d at Mount Potsi in Nevada. The first ascent was in back in 2002 by Francois Legrand and was one of the […]


New Rockies Mixed Route is Fat Tug M7+

March 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Rockies Mixed Route is Fat Tug M7+

Quentin Roberts has reported about his new mixed route in Field, B.C. on Mount Stephen. The new route is one of three to be added to the wall right of Twisted WI5. First was […]


Sean McColl to be at Quebec IFSC Press Conference This Weekend

March 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Sean McColl to be at Quebec IFSC Press Conference This Weekend

On March 11, the IFSC Annual Plenary Assembly will be taking place in Quebec. The president of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), Mr. Marco Maria Scolaris, and its distinguished guest, Climbing Escalade […]