Andy White Climbs Asclepius, New V13 in the Okanagan

June 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Longtime local Kelowna climber Andy White has made the first ascent of a new V13 in The Boulderfields in the Okanagan Valley. He called his new problem Asclepius and wrote on Instagram after, “One […]


Kaddi Lehmann is Second Woman to Send V15

June 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Kaddi Lehmann has climbed Kryptos V15 at Basler Jura in Switzerland and has become the second female after Ashima Shiraishi to climb the grade. “Kryptos is a beautiful line following a very obvious limestone […]


Watch Alex Puccio on New Base Line V14

May 31st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Puccio on New Base Line V14

During her 2017 comp circuit, Alex Puccio made a quick trip to Switzerland to take a crack at Bernd Zangerl’s burly testpiece, New Base Line V14 in Magic Wood. Looking fit and psyched as […]


Two V15 Problems in a Day for Shinichiro Nomura

May 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Two V15 Problems in a Day for Shinichiro Nomura

Japanese boulderer Shinichiro Nomura is 21 years old and has just had an incredibly impressive day bouldering. With less than a year of bouldering on real stone, he recently ticked Hydrangea V15, Babel V15 […]


Squamish Climber Montenegro Joins V14 Club

May 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Squamish Climber Montenegro Joins V14 Club

Squamish-based Hans Christian Montenegro has climbed North Ridge in Gibbs Cave of the Apron Boulders in Squamish, his first V14. On Facebook, he said, “A dream came true! When I started climbing more or […]


Survey for Grandwall Boulders Trail Development

May 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News | Comments Off on Survey for Grandwall Boulders Trail Development

There’s a new online survey to gather feedback about trail development in the Grandwall Boulders of Squamish. The traffic in the Grandwall Boulders is increasing rapidly. With these new crowds many of the most […]


Alizée Dufraisse Sends V12 in Colorado

May 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Alizée Dufraisse Sends V12 in Colorado

French climber Alizée Dufraisse has sent Veritas Low Left V12 in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Watch her on her most recent V12 send below. Yesterday I managed to send "Veritas low left" V12/8a+ […]