Lianet Castillo is 14 and Sends 5.13c in Venezuela

October 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Lianet Castillo has sent Chicho el Bárbaro and become the youngest Latin American to climb 5.13c. “Few people can imaging the difficulties and exactly what it takes to be an athlete in Venezuela,” said […]


Marijuana Legal in Canada, Weedy Moments in Climbing

October 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Recreational marijuana is legal in Canada today and many people are celebrating what some argue has been a longtime coming. Canada is the first G7 country to legalize it. Each province sets it own rules […]


Job Posting: Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

October 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | No Comments »

Gripped Publishing is looking for someone to be both bookkeeper and administrative assistant. The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills, research skills, along with a fluency in QuickBooks and Excel. The job involves interacting […]


Bold Alpine First Ascent Solo in New Zealand for Ben Dare

October 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Alpinist Ben Dare has made a solo first ascent of a 700-metre route on Mount Percy Smith in New Zealand he’s calling The Promise. The route goes up the Southwest Face of the remote […]


Mikayla Tougas Sends Quebec’s First Blood M11

October 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Mikayla Tougas has made the first female ascent of First Blood M11 at St. Alban in Quebec. Zac st. Jules reported the new this morning, saying, “A Canadian and an American from the northeast […]


Canadians head to Seattle for Northwest Boulderfest this Saturday

October 15th, 2018 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Seattle Bouldering Project (SBP) is hosting the highly anticipated, eigth annual, Northwest Boulderfest this Sat., Oct. 20, 2018. Canada will have some mighty strong representation at the event as B.C. based climbers Sean McColl, […]


Vikki Weldon Sends Spirit of the West 5.14 in Squamish

October 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Vikki Weldon has sent Spirit of the West 5.14a in Paradise Valley north of Squamish. Top Canadian climber Weldon wrote on Instagram, “Three years of obsession, progress, failure, doubt and hope all came to […]