Watch Yann Gauthier Send New 5.13 in Quebec

August 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Yann Gauthier Send New 5.13 in Quebec

Yann Gauthier has made the first ascent of a new 5.13 called L’arrogance du grimpeur at Mont Bédard near the town of Chibougamau. A post shared by Yann (@yanngauthier911) on Aug 5, 2017 at […]


Logan Barber Makes 12th Ascent of Cobra Crack

August 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Logan Barber Makes 12th Ascent of Cobra Crack

Logan Barber has tirelessly been working on Cobra Crack 5.14 since 2015, returning to Squamish during the summer to battle the overhanging finger crack. On Facebook, after his send, he merely noted “Incredible day […]


Vikki Weldon Sends Acephale’s Flying Ants 5.14

August 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Vikki Weldon Sends Acephale’s Flying Ants 5.14

Acephale in Alberta has had a busy summer and the sends continue to go down on a daily basis. Vikki Weldon just climbed Flying Ants 5.14a after a few days working on the new-ish […]


Alannah Yip Sends Her First 5.13d

August 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Alannah Yip Sends Her First 5.13d

Alannah Yip has been applying her indoor competition climbing skills to the great outdoors this summer and progressing quickly. This week, Yip sent Division Bell 5.13d at the Big Show wall north of Squamish. […]


Five Reasons to Buy Climbing Magazines

August 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Five Reasons to Buy Climbing Magazines

The sport of climbing has had an online presence for nearly 20 years and one thing is certain, digital climbing media does not replace print. Many people thought that one day all of the […]


Watch a Mountain Collapse in Switzerland

August 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Watch a Mountain Collapse in Switzerland

The mountain Piz Cengalo in Switzerland partially collapsed this week and created a massive landslide. Over four-million cubic metres of rock slid towards the town of Bondo, but there are no reports of injury. […]


Busy Month, New Routes and Sends at Acephale

August 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Busy Month, New Routes and Sends at Acephale

Acephale has long been one of Alberta’s go-to sport climbing crags for strong climbers. There is a high concentration of 5.12s, 5.13s and 5.14s and a relatively short approach. @becca_frangos latching the thank god […]