Watch Marcel Remy, 94, Climb Big 5.10

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Swiss climber Marcel Remy spent a day earlier this year climbing the northwest face of Miroir de l’Argentine 5.10 in Western Switzerland at age 94. Marcel is the father of well-known climbers Yves and […]


B.C. Comps: White and Taplin Win Pop+Lock 2017

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News | No Comments »

On Nov. 10, Pop+Lock, one of B.C. competition climber’s favourite event took place at Gneiss Climbing in Kelowna. Pop + Lock Season 2 Open Woman Champ @staci.white • Congratulations 🍾 • 📸 @michaelvallido #getgneiss […]


The 2017 Lead World Cup Finishes in Kranj

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2017 sport climbing season concluded in Kranj, Slovenia, hosting the 8th IFSC Lead World Cup. The finals were a riveting show of Lead climbing and decided the last podiums of the season. Lead […]


Alberta Comps: Holowach, Weber Win Rowdy Bolder

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Bouldering competitions are high-energy and rowdy events. The Nov. 10 competition at Bolder was no different. Some of Alberta’s most familiar names in comp climbing were out, such as Sethna siblings Eric and Elise, […]


New Rockies Moderate Alpine is Full Moon Corner

November 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The new routing in the Canadian Rockies has continued with another 400-metre alpine mixed route. On Nov. 5, Noboru Bob Kikuchi and Toshiyuki Yamada made the first ascent of Full Moon Corner. The M6 […]


Mercier and Rainer Climb Hard Drytool Routes

November 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The world of drytooling has a number of iconic hard routes, one of which was recently first climbed by Canadian Gord McArthur in B.C. called Storm Giant. Two of the sport’s top climbers are […]


Increase of Chalk Doodles Indoors and Out

November 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | No Comments »

More and more chalk doodles have been popping up at indoor gyms and on outdoor rock. Drawing on indoor walls is fun, drawing on outdoor rock is graffiti. At many gyms across Canada, and […]