IFSC 2016 World Cup: Canadians Heading to Arco for Lead and Speed

August 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

The Rock Master Festival 2016 kicks off in Arco, Italy. The week-long event will feature the IFSC Lead World Cup and Arco Rock Legends this weekend. A number of Canadians will be competing at […]


Squamish Sender Stu Smith Featured in Short Film

August 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith has had a strong year in Squamish. With a number of first ascents of run-out X-rated 5.13s to his name, he is quickly proving that hard Squamish lines are anything but climbed […]


Top Climber Tim Emmett Credits Diet for Strong Summer

August 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Tim Emmett is a strong U.K.-now-Canadian who credits his diet with his increase in climbing ability this year. With a recent send of The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise, we think that he is […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Highlights from Imst Lead Finals

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The IFSC World Cup took place in Imst last weekend. To see how Canadians did and for results see here.


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Domen Skofic and Magdalena Rock Take Imst

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The Imst Lead World Cup is taking place this weekend. Canadians competed in Qualifications, including Alannah Yip (finished 40th), Alison Stewart-Patterson (53rd), Christy Spurrel (54th), Jaylene Pratt (55th), Elan Jonas Mcrae (36th), Nathan Smith […]


Watch Short Film on Squamish Sender Jamie Finlayson

August 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Jamie Finlayson is one of Canada’s strongest all-round rock climbers with sends of The Reckoning V14, Terminator V13, Superman 5.14c and Smell the Glove 5.14c. Gripped’s videographer Adam Wojtkowiak caught up with Finlayson this […]


Watch Stu Smith on First Ascent of Mullet Power in Squamish

August 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith has established a number of hard routes in Squamish this summer and his most recent is called Mullet Power at Island in the Sky in the Smoke Bluffs. “The route follows a […]