Piotr Schab Sends First 5.15b and Other 5.15s in 2019

May 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Piotr Schab Sends First 5.15b and Other 5.15s in 2019

Polish climber Piotr Schab has started 2019 with a number of 5.15 sends, making him one of the top sport climbers of the season. In 2018, he spent 15 days projecting Fight or Flight […]


Alex Puccio Sends Her Fifth V14 with Heritage

April 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Puccio Sends Her Fifth V14 with Heritage

Alex Puccio has climbed her fifth V14 with a send of Heritage in Valle Bavona less than a year after winning gold at the Vail World Cup 2018. With nearly 30 V13 sends to […]


Gobright and Honnold Link Four Red Rocks Big Walls

April 2nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Gobright and Honnold Link Four Red Rocks Big Walls

Brad Gobright and Alex Honnold linked four Red Rocks big walls in only 10.5 hours on April 1. While they only had three leads, they covered nearly 40 pitches. They met at the Oak […]


10 Spring Climbing Tips for a Fun Season

March 18th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 10 Spring Climbing Tips for a Fun Season

Sam Lambert on Wings of Desire 5.11b in Skaha, a perfect spring route. Photo Tim BanfieldIt’s springtime, which means thousands of climbers will be exchanging the gym bag for the crag pack. Here are […]


Top 15 Hard Rockies Must-Climb Multi-Pitch

March 12th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Top 15 Hard Rockies Must-Climb Multi-Pitch

The Canadian Rockies have some of the biggest walls in Canada and over the last 20 years climbers have been laboring to establish long, well protected routes. If you like steep, hard and challenging lines, look […]


Watch Some Quebec Deep Water Soloing

January 26th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Some Quebec Deep Water Soloing

The Jacques Cartier River is one of the most popular deep water soloing crags in Quebec. Watch as this new web series that is touring Eastern Canada visit the 10-metre cliffs and follows climbers […]


Canmore Wedding Party is New Montana Alpine Route

December 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canmore Wedding Party is New Montana Alpine Route

Jess Roskelley and Scott Coldiron have climbed a new route on A Peak in Montana’s Cabinet Mountains. They climbed from Nov. 18 to 21 and named their new alpine route Canmore Wedding Party AI5 […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Talks About Scotland Solos

December 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Talks About Scotland Solos

In this short video, Jon Walsh interviews the late Marc-Andre Lelcerc about his day soloing five routes on Stob Coire Nan Lochan. For a full trip report, visit Walsh’s blog here.


Mind Tools Aim to Keep You Psyched

December 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Rock | Comments Off on Mind Tools Aim to Keep You Psyched

Mind Tools are a climbing accessory created to help climbers overcome fear, making them the first mental training tool for climbers on the market. They are colorful slip covers that fit on most common […]


Canada’s 88-Pitch Rock Climb Traverse

November 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canada’s 88-Pitch Rock Climb Traverse

It’s All McConnell’s Fault is a massive traverse across the south face of Yamnuska in the Canadian Rockies. The route is over 2.5 kilometres long and has difficulties to 5.11 A0. The traverse has […]