Watch Highlights from Bloc Shop Open 2017

October 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Bloc Shop hosted its first ever Bloc Shop Open in October 2017. International athletes competed against each other during the weekend, culminating in a spectacular Final for Males and Female. Manu Hassler was invited […]


American Climber Hayden Kennedy (1990-2017)

October 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

American climber Hayden Kennedy and his partner Inge Perkins were caught in an avalanche this week. Perkins did not survive the avalanche and Kennedy did. But the following day, Kennedy, 27, took his own […]


Canadian Julia Bobak Sends Motivation, Her First 5.14

October 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Julia Bobak lives on Canada’s West Coast and has been progressing through grades over the past few years. She announced on social media today that she has climbed her first 5.14a with a send […]


Ice Climbers Should Carry Beacons in Avalanche Areas

October 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Grant Statham is based in Canmore and has been ice climbing for 30 years. For most of that time, Statham has worked as an IFMGA mountain guide and a leading avalanche forecaster doing a […]


Wujiang 2017 Results: Canadian Elan Jonas McRae Finishes 12th

October 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian Elan Jonas McRae was the only climber from Canada at this year’s Wujiang World Cup in China and he didn’t disappoint. This was his fourth consecutive World Cup Semis round, which is more […]


Big Bouldering Repeats in Colorado to Start Fall 2017

October 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Big Bouldering Repeats in Colorado to Start Fall 2017

Colorado is home to some of the world’s classic hard boulder problems and many top climbers have spent the past few weeks climbing them. Daniel Wood’s Creature from the Black Lagoon V16, a route-length […]


Old Magazine Article Inspires Gullich/Albert Route Repeat

October 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Old Magazine Article Inspires Gullich/Albert Route Repeat

Once upon time there were two influences in the world of climbing known as Kurt Albert and Wolfgang Gullich, unique to the times they pushed the limits of possibility. The two made quite the […]