Watch Urban Bouldering in Berlin on Southeast Bloc

May 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Urban Bouldering in Berlin on Southeast Bloc

One small, but pretty cool outdoor bouldering spot in berlin. urban bouldering at it’s very best! Boulders range from V0 to V9, depending on which holds you are using. There are endless possibilities for […]


Think and Climb Hard – The Five Habits of Successful Climbers

May 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

I had busted my chops all year, training, climbing, dieting and strategizing, and I was running out of time to hit my goal of red-pointing 5.13a. The season started off strong with some 12+ sends including a 13a the year before, but I needed consistency.





Sonnie Trotter Frees Eight-Pitch Prow Wall 5.14 in Squamish

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter Frees Eight-Pitch Prow Wall 5.14 in Squamish

Sonnie Trotter has established many of Canada’s most difficult climbs and many of them have been on Canada’s West Coast. Yesterday, Trotter reported on his social media that he made the first free ascent […]


William Bosi is 17 and Sends 5.14d as Youngest Brit to Climb Grade

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on William Bosi is 17 and Sends 5.14d as Youngest Brit to Climb Grade

William Bosi is 17 years old and just became the youngest U.K. climber to send 5.14d with his send of Rainshadow. His send is the sixth ascent of the hard route. Other senders include […]


11-Year-Old Oriane Bertone Sends Sixth V11

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on 11-Year-Old Oriane Bertone Sends Sixth V11

Oriane Bertone sent the left variation of Ganesh Assis V11 in Ravine Saint on Reunion Island. The 11-year-old had sent the route a month ago, but some climbers claimed the young climber’s foot touched […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

Spring is in full swing and climbers across Canada are putting their months on plastic to work on real stone. Here are a few outdoor and indoor moves that would feel good to make […]


Know How to Belay With a Munter Hitch

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Know How to Belay With a Munter Hitch

Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to know in the event you ever drop or forget your belay device.