Women’s Bouldering Festival in Fontainebleau, France

June 24th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Events, Gripped Outdoors, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | No Comments »

An international event of bouldering, plus yoga, routesetting and more, this fall


How Climbing Athletes Qualify for the 2020 Olympics

June 19th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

For the first time in history, Sport Climbing will be part of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, 2020. Many people have been wondering how athletes qualify to compete at this monumental event. Below is […]


10 Techniques for Climbing Overhangs

June 18th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Technique | No Comments »

Most people learn to climb on vertical walls. Beginners are given lots of great advice about keeping your centre of gravity over your hips, your hips close to the wall, standing on your feet […]


Seven Awesome V7s in Squamish

June 12th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Seven Awesome V7s in Squamish

There are so many great V7s in Squamish. The most recent guidebook has 13 of them listed among the “Squamish Top 100 Problems.” The short list below includes four of the Top 100 and […]


Register Now for the Treeline Women’s Climbing Festival in Squamish

June 10th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Events, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Register Now for the Treeline Women’s Climbing Festival in Squamish

The third annual Treeline Women’s Climbing Festival, with Title Sponsors MEC and Arc’teryx, is happening in Squamish, BC on July 19-21, 2019. As per the website, “This event is aimed to celebrate the community […]


Yoshiyuki Ogata Wins His First Bouldering World Cup in Vail

June 9th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing, News | Comments Off on Yoshiyuki Ogata Wins His First Bouldering World Cup in Vail

The men’s Finals in Vail on Saturday were exceptionally tense with excitement. Both the Gold medal and the overall bouldering title were up for grabs and it was never obvious throughout the round who […]


Ten Canadians Competing this Weekend at the Bouldering WC in Vail, CO

June 7th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Ten Canadians Competing this Weekend at the Bouldering WC in Vail, CO

The last bouldering World Cup of 2019 kicks off this Friday June 7, in Vail, Colorado. This event is known to be a competitor favourite because it takes place as part of the action-packed […]


Throwback to the 2012 Vail Bouldering World Cup

June 6th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Indoor Climbing, Video | Comments Off on Throwback to the 2012 Vail Bouldering World Cup

Get psyched for this weekend’s bouldering World Cup in Vail, Colorado with this video by Udo “Udini” Neumann from the event in Vail, 2012. The 20-minute recap video features cool camera angles, split-screen sends, […]


Tips on Warming Up for Climbing

June 4th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Tips on Warming Up for Climbing

Warming Up: an often overlooked part of a climbing session. This is especially true in the younger climbing demographic, for whom the immediate repercussions of not warming up are not as great. But we […]


8 Great Crag Food Ideas

May 31st, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on 8 Great Crag Food Ideas

What food you bring to the crag depends on personal preferences, of course, but also on the kind of climbing you’re doing, where you’re going, and the length of your day out. Some climbs […]