Up the Bloc and Climb Base 5 Hosts Comps This Weekend

November 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

On Nov. 17, Up the Bloc in Ontario and Climb Base 5 in B.C. will be hosting seasonal bouldering comps. OCF Local PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE We’re one week away from the second @ontarioclimbingfederation bouldering local […]


B.C. Crag Bought and Saved for Rock Climbers

November 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

A rock climbing crag in South Castlegar has been purchased so climbers will have access. The city of Castlegar’s has been focused on climbing for the past few years. The 80-acre property in the […]


Watch Annie Chouinard Send Sha Sha 5.14 in Quebec

November 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Quebec crusher Annie Chouinard send Sha Sha 5.14a at Orford in Quebec, click on the subtitles for English. Chouinard has had a strong year with many big sends, including an onsight of The […]


Slawinski Sends Big New Mixed Bride of Frankenstein in Rockies

November 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

It wouldn’t be a fall in the Rockies without Raphael Slawinski adding a new difficult mixed route to the area’s growing list of test-piece lines. His newest addition is on Mount Wilson and was […]


Throwback to Tour de Bloc 7 at Delire Escalade

November 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

Watch men’s finals problems from the Tour De Bloc 7 regional comp in 2010 at Escalade Delire. Turn it up!


Throwback to Lisa Rands on Boulders in Rocklands

November 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Over 10 years ago, Lisa Rands had an epic season down in Rocklands, South Africa. This clip goes behind the scenes of Specimen, the film that was produced about the trip. Lisa joined in […]


These Dudes Make Surfboards Out of Mushrooms

November 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

When two southern California surfers set out to create a truly environmentally friendly surfboard, they had no idea it would lead them to fungus. But several years and many prototypes later, they were riding […]