Climbing 101 Video: Improve Your Footwork with Mark Smith

March 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | Comments Off on Climbing 101 Video: Improve Your Footwork with Mark Smith

Mark Smith is one of Ontario’s leading rock climbers. Based in Toronto, he works at the new Basecamp climbing gym on Bloor Street. In this video, Smith discusses drills to improve your footwork at […]


Watch Andy Arts, Sonnie Trotter and Barry Blanchard Ice Climb in Rockies

March 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Andy Arts, Sonnie Trotter and Barry Blanchard Ice Climb in Rockies

Canmore-based Barry Blanchard, Andy Arts and Sonnie Trotter go for a day of ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies. Watch this short film narrated by Trotter and filmed earlier this winter.


Watch Pete Whittaker’s Historic El Cap Rope-Solo Free

March 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Pete Whittaker’s Historic El Cap Rope-Solo Free

In this exclusive short film, we get an sneak preview at the soon to be released feature film Pete Whittaker, without a partner, a film about climbing alone. On Nov. 11 and 12 of […]


Interview with Alex Megos Talks 5.15 and Social Media

March 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Interview with Alex Megos Talks 5.15 and Social Media

Alex Megos is a legend in the climbing world, pushing the limits of what’s possible in sport climbing and bouldering. He was meant to compete recently, but a finger injury ruled him out. Watch […]


Adam Ondra Hits Road, Attempts Italy’s Hardest Route

March 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Hits Road, Attempts Italy’s Hardest Route

Adam Ondra has hit the road to send new routes and repeat hard ones. His first stop was Italy’s hardest route called Lapsus 5.15b. First climbed in 2015 by Stefano Ghisolfi, it has 50 […]


Watch Film of First Ice Climb up Squamish Chief

March 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Film of First Ice Climb up Squamish Chief

Earlier this winter, Jia Condon, Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson made the first ascent of Ultimate Ultimate Everything. Their winter variation to the popular 5.10 summer route Ultimate Everything was climbed a […]


Watch Overcoming the Fear of Falling and Tips to Fall Safe

March 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Overcoming the Fear of Falling and Tips to Fall Safe

Falling can be scary, but holding back from pushing yourself above gear can hold you back. Many new climbers struggle with it and it’s important to practice whippers on routes with lots of clearance. […]