Quebec Comps: Altitude Gym Hosts Youth Event

November 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | No Comments »

On Nov. 11, Altitude Gym in Quebec hosted a Youth event for categories B, C and D. Climbers came from around the Montreal area to compete. Below are the podium winners for each category. […]

Canadian Rockies Ice Season Starts Big

November 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Less than a few weeks after the first real freeze in the Canadian Rockies and it’s hard to keep track of everything being climbed. Not only that, but there’s been new ice, mixed and […]

Top Russian BASE Jumper and Climber Dies

November 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Valery Rozov died during a BASE jump on Ama Dablam this week. He was 52. The expert flyer and big-wall climber’s resume was stacked with first ascents and descents. Mingma Gelu Sherpa, managing director […]

Anna Stohr Climbs Penrose Step V14

November 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | No Comments »

Austrian all-rounder Anna Stohr has climbed Penrose Step in Leavenworth, Washington, as her second V14. Her first was this past spring when she sent New Baseline V14. She’s also ticked Meadowlark Lemon V13 and […]

Vid: Comp Champ Shauna Coxsey Tries Crack Climbing

November 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

British climber Shauna Coxsey’s iron grip has seen her demolish the competition to become 2017 IFSC Bouldering World Cup Champion and power up 5.14 sport routes. In 2014, Coxsey climbed New Base Line V14 […]

Adam Ondra Climbs New 5.15b in Arco

November 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Adam Ondra has added another hard climb to his long list of first ascents in 2017. His new One Slap 5.15b adds a harder start to Stefano Ghisolfi’s One Punch in Arco, Italy. Ghisolfi […]

10 Tips for New Ice Climbers

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

As the sport of ice climbing becomes more popular every year, climbers across Canada will spend much of the fall anticipating their first swings of the season. The journey from your driveway to the […]