Luke Zimmerman Sends West Coast 5.14

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Luke Zimmerman Sends West Coast 5.14

Luke Zimmerman is a strong Squamish climber who has been focuses the past few years on bouldering. With hard sends of Terminator V12, The Method V12, Vince Pinch V12 and Drive Direct V12, he […]


Sara Frangos Sends Planet X 5.13

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Sara Frangos Sends Planet X 5.13

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 | Comments Off on Sean McColl Qualifies for Semis at Lead World Cup, Watch Tuesday!

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 | Comments Off on Peter Croft Opens Arc’teryx Climbing Academy With Presentation

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 | Comments Off on Watch the IFSC Speed World Cup Today

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’ […]