Athletes Selected for the CEC Lead World Cup Season

June 26th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on Athletes Selected for the CEC Lead World Cup Season

On June 13-14, 2019, Calgary Climbing Centre hosted Climbing Escalade Canada’s (CEC) National Team selection camp for the 2019 Difficulty (Lead) World Cup season. Joining Sean McColl and Alannah Yip on the team are […]


How Climbing Athletes Qualify for the 2020 Olympics

June 19th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | Comments Off on How Climbing Athletes Qualify for the 2020 Olympics

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 […]


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 […]


Dynos Were Once Bad Style and the World Record

June 7th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Dynos Were Once Bad Style and the World Record

“The climber, to stay balanced and in control, maintained three points of contact at all times.”


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, […]


Watch Highlights from 2008 Tour de Bloc

May 30th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on Watch Highlights from 2008 Tour de Bloc

This short film features highlights from Urban Uprising’s Tour de Bloc in Edmonton on Jan. 25, 2008. The podium results were Thirza Carpenter in first for women, followed by Vikki Weldon and Heather Sawitsky. […]


15 Rad Canadian Bouldering Gyms

May 28th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing, News | Comments Off on 15 Rad Canadian Bouldering Gyms

Canada has some amazing climbing gyms and with the boom in bouldering-only indoor spaces, it has a healthy amount of no-ropes-required gyms. BoulderHouse in Victoria Climbing at BoulderHouse is designed around a set of […]


Allison Vest and Guy McNamee Crowned 2019 Open Lead National Champions

May 21st, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Allison Vest and Guy McNamee Crowned 2019 Open Lead National Champions

Open Finals Recap, All Podiums and Photos


Munich Bouldering WC: Surprise for the Men, No Surprise for the Women

May 19th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Munich Bouldering WC: Surprise for the Men, No Surprise for the Women

“Janja Garnbret always wins in Munich,” said Charlie Bosco as the 20-yr-old Slovenian superstar topped the fourth Finals problem and secured her 5th win in a row of the boulder World Cups this season, […]