The 2017 Climbing Works International Festival in U.K.

March 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) traditionally announces the start of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup season, providing viewers a forerunner of who is in form leading up to the start of the season. […]


Saint Patrick’s Day and Climbing in Ireland

March 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Today, March 17, is Saint Patrick’s Day and many Canadian have ties to Ireland. Here in Canada, we have many Irish-theme climbs, such as Guinness Gully WI4 and Guinness Stout WI4+ in the Rockies […]


Watch Crusher Margo Hayes Sending La Rambla 5.15a

March 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Watch 19-year-old Margo Hayes sending La Rambla in Siurana, Spain, and make history by becoming the first woman to send a solid 5.15a.


Watch Climbers on World’s Largest Artificial Climbing Route

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Watch some cool aerial drone footage of the world’s largest artificial climbing route. It’s located in Ticino in the Blenio valley of Switzerland and climbs 165 metres up the side of a dam. The […]


Watch Canadian Steve Townshend on Thailand’s Hardest Route

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Canadian Steve Townshend attempt Thailand’s most difficult single-pitch sport route called Greed 5.14c. After injuring his finger on this climb three years ago, Townshend returned and reached a new high point. Townshend often […]


Watch Hard Urban Bouldering Moves in Montreal

March 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

There was a time when urban climbing was a popular pastime with videos, magazines and groups documenting hard concrete problems. But over the past few years, it seems there is less energy put into […]


Watch Short Film on La Sportiva and Giulia Delladio’s Role

March 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Take a trip to Val di Fiemme in northern Italy, where La Sportiva was born and Giulia Delladio is learning the family business. She will be the first woman and fourth generation to lead […]