Watch Sean McColl Crush at Toronto World Cup

January 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

In this episode of Sunday Sends from onbouldering.com, we watch Sean McColl crushing during the semis of the 2014 World Cup in Toronto. “There, he made his way to the final with an ascent […]


Watch Amazing History of Big Mountain Ski History

January 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Video | No Comments »

This film is the culmination of 20 years of big mountain filming and raises the question of “Is it worth it?” While documenting the evolution of this sport many of the characters have witnessed […]


Dark Nature at Lake Louise Gets Tricky Mixed Extension

January 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Fred Giroux and Ian Welsted added an extension to the popular mixed climb near Lake Louise called Dark Nature, a two-pitch M6 WI5+. Dark Nature was first climbed in 2000 by JF Morin, Mike […]


Arc’teryx Donates Proceeds to Protect Our Winters Canada

January 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

Arc’teryx has partnered with Protect Our Winters Canada and for today only, Arc’teryx will be donating 100 per cent of proceeds from the day’s sales on arcteryx.com to Protect Our Winters Canada. If you’re […]


Watch First Ascent of Sleepwalker V16 by Jimmy Webb

January 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods and Keenan Takahashi battled against one of the hardest undone projects in the U.S. in December. On Dec. 15, 2018, after 11 days of effort, Webb completed the first ascent […]


Watch Justin Barbour Start Epic Newfoundland Walk

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

In the Spring of 2017, Justin Barbour embarked on a 700 km snowshoe, Alpacka raft and backpacking expedition across the harsh yet magical Newfoundland interior wilderness. Barbour wrote the following. I was solo as […]


Niagara Falls is Freezing, Only Been Climbed Once

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Niagara Falls is freezing thanks to the frigid temperatures in Ontario over the past few days. The first time it was legally climbed was by in 2015 by Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken. There […]


New MSR Paragon Snowshoe Binding Made for Comfort

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor | No Comments »

Seattle-based Mountain Safety Research (MSR) introduces the Paragon Binding, the world’s first single-strap mesh snowshoe binding delivering the pinnacle of simplicity, security, durability, and comfort in alpine terrain. Unlike other snowshoe bindings, which can be […]


China Cuts Everest Permits for 2019

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

China is cutting the number of permits it issues to climb Mount Everest by one-third for 2019. The total number of climbers allowed to try to attempt from the north will be limited to […]


Follow These New Climbing Gyms on Instagram

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

There are a number of new climbing gyms opening in North America with state of the art walls and spaces. Here are just a few, be sure to go and follow on Instagram for […]