James Webb Sends Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish

September 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Top American boulderer James “Jimmy” Webb has made a rare ascent of Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish. The last recorded send was by Mike Foley in June 2017 and European Jacopo Larcher spent a number […]


New Brunswick Rock Climbing Fest 2018

September 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Rock | No Comments »

The third annual Welsford Rendezvous will take place this Saturday in New Brunswick. There will be climbing challenges, that if you complete your name is entered into a hat and prizes drawn randomly. There […]


Paige Claassen Repeats Algorithm 5.14d in Idaho

September 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Paige Claassen Repeats Algorithm 5.14d in Idaho

Paige Claassen has made the second ascent of the aesthetic and vertical route Algorithm 5.14d in Idaho. “Yesterday was a big surprise, made the second ascent of Algorithm, my goal for September,” wrote Claassen […]


Gripped Week in Review: Trotter, DiGiulian, Dude Wall, Shadow

September 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Gripped Week in Review: Trotter, DiGiulian, Dude Wall, Shadow

This is weekly summary of top climbing stories from Aug. 17 to Aug. 31. Mike Doyle Mike Doyle sent Blue Jeans Direct 5.14 and completed the Rockies Alpine Trilogy. Sonnie Trotter Sonnie Trotter climbs […]


Pirmin Bertle Climbs New 5.15b at Jansegg

September 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Pirmin Bertle Climbs New 5.15b at Jansegg

Pirmin Bertle has climbed his second 5.15b with his first ascent of La Barriere at Jansegg, Switzerland. The hard route is a link-up of four other lines with a big traverse. He’s been establishing […]


Sonnie Trotter Has Climbed 70 5.14s with Atlas Send

August 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter Has Climbed 70 5.14s with Atlas Send

Sonnie Trotter opened the first 5.14 in eastern Canada in August of the year 2000 with his first ascent of Titan at Lion’s Head. For the past few weeks, he’s spent time back at […]


Boy Seriously Injured in Auto-Belay Accident in Ontario

August 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Boy Seriously Injured in Auto-Belay Accident in Ontario

Benjamin McDermott, a six-year-old from Barrie, was at the Horseshoe Adventure Park in Ontario when he fell nearly 15 metres to the ground. The rock tower he was on has a number of auto-belays […]