IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Advance to Semis in Vail

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Advance to Semis in Vail

The IFSC Vail World Cup is taking place this weekend at the GoPro Mountain Games. A number of Canadians made the trip south for the big comp. A shout out to Elise and Eric Sethna, […]


New Hard Sport Route in Rockies’ Heart Creek

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Sport Route in Rockies’ Heart Creek

Marcus Norman has climbed a new 5.13a on Heart Creek’s Upper Amphitheatre. The wall has some of the best rock along the historic Heart Creek climbing area and Norman has established a handful of […]


Watch the Animated History of Big Wall Climbing

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch the Animated History of Big Wall Climbing

Watch this short animated film about big wall climbing, from cave man days to modern aid climbing by Timmy O’Neill and Jeremy Collins. For a history of 100 years of big-wall free-climbing visit here.


Big Wall Night in Squamish to Feature Top Climbers and New Gear

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Big Wall Night in Squamish to Feature Top Climbers and New Gear

Ground Up Climbing Centre will be having an event on June 11 that promises to inspire and entertain. A number of top climbers will be speaking, including Marc-Andre Leclerc, Will Stanhope, Paul McSorley, Brette […]


Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

The Kain Route on Bugaboo Spire is one of Canada’s most iconic alpine climbs. The route begins at the Bugaboo/Snowpatch Col and climbs mostly easy fifth-class up a ridge until the crux. A steep […]


Becca and Sara Frangos on Climbing in Olympics on CBC

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Becca and Sara Frangos on Climbing in Olympics on CBC

Becca and Sara Frangos have been making headlines for their comp wins over the past decade. Based in Canmore, the 18-year-old twin sisters are currently ranked first and second place in Difficulty in their age […]


Watch Ben Rueck on the Splitter Pure Pressure 5.14

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ben Rueck on the Splitter Pure Pressure 5.14

American crusher Ben Rueck talks about Pure Pressure, a vicious desert finger crack. Rueck wrote about the climb and skipping the bolts in a feature for Gripped magazine this month.