Sean McColl Heads to Adidas Rockstars 2018

September 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Impressive, gravity-defying moves on vertical walls are guaranteed when the world’s best bouldering athletes fight for an entry to the superfinal at the annual Adidas Rockstars invitational that is hosted in Germany on the […]


Adam Ondra’s Boulder Semis Slab Slips

September 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The steep routes in bouldering world championships didn’t seem to be too much of an issue for the top climbers, but the slab problems were about who had the best rubber. The slab at […]


Watch Highlights to Combined World Championships

September 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Ten days of nearly nonstop, top-level climbing in Innsbruck culminated on Sunday with the combined finals, the first of its kind at the IFSC World Championships. The six top-scoring men and women athletes competed […]


False Starts in Speed Need to Change for Olympics

September 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Speed climbing is an important part of the Olympic combined format and it was very exciting to watch at the Innsbruck World Championships, but a few improvements can be made. Two of the top […]


Alannah Yip Gets 13th in Boulder World Championships

September 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Alannah Yip was the only Canadian to make semifinals for bouldering and came out strong, ranking in the top four until the final 10 of 20 competitors took to the wall. In the end, […]


Today at World Championships: Heat Wave, Megos Out, Ondra In

September 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Things started at 9 a.m. in Innsbruck with a cool breeze and warm sunrise as male competitors took to isolation for a long day of qualifications for bouldering. The bouldering wall is outdoors and […]


Jakob Schubert is Men’s Lead Champion in 2018

September 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

It’s been a tense time in Innsbruck for the 2018 World Championships with some big wins and upsets. The comp itself is a combination of light show, athleticism, music festival and a sporting event […]