Kai Lightner to be at Banff Mountain Festival 2019

July 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

This will be his first time participating in the Canadian Rockies event


Rock the Blocs in Kelowna Going on Seventh Year

April 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Rock the Blocs in Kelowna Going on Seventh Year

The seventh Rock the Blocs bouldering festival will be taking place in Kelowna’s Boulderfields this June. Festival organizer, Andy White, said, “Since the beginning, this fest has been about local developers engaging the bouldering […]


Arc’teryx to Host Women’s Empowerment Tour in Toronto

March 29th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Arc’teryx to Host Women’s Empowerment Tour in Toronto

Canadian high performance outdoor equipment brand, Arc’teryx, is partnering with The Lady Alliance, a collective that aims to empower women through outdoor adventure, to host their Canada-wide Women’s Empowerment Tour. Stop by the Arc’teryx […]


Third Great Lakes Mixed Comp Held in March 2019

March 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Third Great Lakes Mixed Comp Held in March 2019

The return of the Great Lakes Mixed Competition will take place on March 16. “We are continuing the tradition of bringing World Cup style of climbing to the Great Lakes region, giving new competitors […]


The 2019 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

March 6th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events | Comments Off on The 2019 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

The eighth edition of the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy will unite the global alpine community in Chamonix, France, July 4 to 7, 2019. Over 450 alpine enthusiasts from 30 countries will come together to advance […]


Watch First Women’s Bouldering Festival in Fontainebleau

March 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles | Comments Off on Watch First Women’s Bouldering Festival in Fontainebleau

The 2018 Women’s Bouldering Festival in Fontainebleau took place last September and the next will take place on Sept. 28 and 29, 2019. Nearly 100 women took part in the event organized by Zofia […]


Denver Ice World Cup Draws Record Crowds and Views

February 26th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Denver Ice World Cup Draws Record Crowds and Views

On its inaugural stage in downtown Denver, CO, the 2019 UIAA World Cup Ice Climbing Finals broke international records as the largest-ever audience for a World Cup Ice Climbing event and received a record number of […]


True North Climbing in Toronto Hosting Film Festival

February 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News | Comments Off on True North Climbing in Toronto Hosting Film Festival

True North Climbing is hosting the No Man’s Land Film Festival to Toronto. “We will kick off the week leading to International Women’s Day with a program of climbing films by and about women […]


Flash Foxy Summerfest is Rad All-Gender Climb Time

January 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Flash Foxy Summerfest is Rad All-Gender Climb Time

Flash Foxy Summerfest is the first first all-gender event from the popular event organizer known for all-women climbing events. Summerfest is an event that celebrates women, is put on by women but open to […]


Canmore Show on History of Women in the Alpine

January 20th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Canmore Show on History of Women in the Alpine

Barb Clemes gives her Frilly and the Chilly presentation about hardcore women who climbed serous things a few decades ago. This is the start of many history lessons about cutting edge women who pushed […]