IFSC 2016 World Cup: Mascarenas and Kokoro Win, Canadian Results

June 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Mascarenas and Kokoro Win, Canadian Results

The only IFSC World Cup to take place in North America wrapped up on June 11 in Vail. A number of Canadians made the trip, including Elise Sethna (finished 38th), Eric Sethna (47th), Sean […]


Watch Pamela Shanti Pack on a 5.13 Off-Width First Ascent

June 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Pamela Shanti Pack on a 5.13 Off-Width First Ascent

Pamela Shanti Pack makes the first ascent of Am I Evil? This four-pitch 5.13 off-width is found in the famous Moab.


Watch the Animated History of Big Wall Climbing

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch the Animated History of Big Wall Climbing

Watch this short animated film about big wall climbing, from cave man days to modern aid climbing by Timmy O’Neill and Jeremy Collins. For a history of 100 years of big-wall free-climbing visit here.


Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

The Kain Route on Bugaboo Spire is one of Canada’s most iconic alpine climbs. The route begins at the Bugaboo/Snowpatch Col and climbs mostly easy fifth-class up a ridge until the crux. A steep […]


Watch Ben Rueck on the Splitter Pure Pressure 5.14

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ben Rueck on the Splitter Pure Pressure 5.14

American crusher Ben Rueck talks about Pure Pressure, a vicious desert finger crack. Rueck wrote about the climb and skipping the bolts in a feature for Gripped magazine this month.


Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey Trailer

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey Trailer

The upcoming documentary by Dave O’Leske about Fred Beckey is called Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey. O’Leske examines the life of one of the most rebellious climbing icons ever. Beckey inspired a generation with his daring […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Time for Vail and Canadians Ready

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Time for Vail and Canadians Ready

The Vail World Cup is the only IFSC World Cup taking place in North America in 2016. It is part of the GoPro Mountain Games from June 9 to 12 that draws thousands of […]