USA Comps: Coleman and Puccio Take Southern Grit

January 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The biggest competition for USA Climbing to take place so far this year was Southern Grit on Jan. 6 at High Point Climbing Birmingham. As USA Climbing reported: It came down to the final […]


Josh Levin is Climbing Youth Olympic Role Model

January 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

Josh Levin is only 23 years old, but he’s already interned at NASA, dealt with the pressures of being a TV star, become the USA’s most decorated junior climber of all-time and faced up […]


CEC Announces Long Term Athlete Development Program

December 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News | Comments Off on CEC Announces Long Term Athlete Development Program

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) is pleased to announce the release of its Long Term Athlete Development program. This document is a framework for the Sport Climbing community: coaches, officials, facility operators, and administrators, to […]


70 Years of Sport Climbing Comps Celebrated

December 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | Comments Off on 70 Years of Sport Climbing Comps Celebrated

The first climbing competitions were organized in the former USSR in the late 1940s. These events were focused on Speed climbing and were mostly dedicated to Soviet climbers until the 1980s. The first Climbing […]


Buenos Aires Youth Olympics Preparations Continue

December 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | Comments Off on Buenos Aires Youth Olympics Preparations Continue

Sport Director of the IFSC Jerome Meyer travelled to Buenos Aires this autumn, continuing work in the run-up to the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games in 2018. The IFSC representative met with Sport Manager […]


Olympic Channel to Livestream 2018 Ice World Cups

December 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Ice, News | Comments Off on Olympic Channel to Livestream 2018 Ice World Cups

All five World Cup events in the 2018 calendar are scheduled to be livestreamed on the global digital platform, starting with the season opener in Saas Fee, Switzerland on Jan. 18 to 20 and […]


Kai Lightner on Olympics, Family and Projects

December 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Kai Lightner on Olympics, Family and Projects

Kai Lightner is one of America’s most promising young climbers. As he turns 18 this year, he looks forward to the 2020 Olympics. Considered one of the country’s strongest climbers, he’s struck a balance […]