Southern Ontario Ice Festival Gives Back to Community

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Southern Ontario Ice Festival Gives Back to Community

Ice climbers tend to be hermits in the winter seeking out isolated climbs separated by long distances. The Southern Ontario Ice Fest galvanizes Ontario’s ice climbing community while giving back to the TROUT – […]


Sean McColl Sends Mystic Stylez V14 in Magic Wood

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Sean McColl Sends Mystic Stylez V14 in Magic Wood

Sean McColl is wrapping up a week in Magic Wood, Switzerland. On the first day, McColl got on four routes he had sent on previous trips: Sofasurfer V11/12, New Base Line V14, Voigas V12 […]


Watch Climbers Send the Eiffel Tower in 1947

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Climbers Send the Eiffel Tower in 1947

Watch this old film showing climbers Pierre Allain, Jacques Poincenot, Guy Poulet and René Ferlet climb the Eiffel Tower in 1947. It appears they simul-climbed it with ropes between each team.


Watch Strong Climbers Link Three El Cap Routes in a Day

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Strong Climbers Link Three El Cap Routes in a Day

Watch Brad Gobright and Scott Bennett climb Zodiac, the Nose and Lurking Fear on El Capitan in Yosemite under 24 hours this summer.


Interview with Canadian Comp Crusher Lucas Uchida

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Interview with Canadian Comp Crusher Lucas Uchida

Lucas Uchida recently competed at the World Youth Championships in China where he competed for Junior Males. He finished in ninth place for Lead and and 36th in Bouldering. Since he started competing five […]


The 2016 Squamish Golden Scrub Brush Awards Announced

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The 2016 Squamish Golden Scrub Brush Awards Announced

The Golden Scrub Brush Awards are an “awards” show celebrating the contribution of the new route developers who make Squamish such a world class destintion. The Squamish Access Society (SAS) and 2016 Golden Scrub […]


Two Big New Ice Routes Near Peyto Lake in Rockies

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Two Big New Ice Routes Near Peyto Lake in Rockies

Maarten van Haeren and Sebastian Taborszky have established three new routes near Caldron Lake, southwest of Peyto Lake. Caldron Lake sits at about 2,400 metres on the Icefields Parkway north of Lake Louise. “Definitely […]