How Climbing Athletes Qualify for the 2020 Olympics

June 19th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

For the first time in history, Sport Climbing will be part of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, 2020. Many people have been wondering how athletes qualify to compete at this monumental event. Below is […]


Seb Bouin Repeats Move 5.15b/c at the Flatanger Cave

June 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

This is the second ascent after Adam Ondra made the first in 2013


10 Techniques for Climbing Overhangs

June 18th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Technique | No Comments »

Most people learn to climb on vertical walls. Beginners are given lots of great advice about keeping your centre of gravity over your hips, your hips close to the wall, standing on your feet […]


Start Climbing Outdoors this Summer: A Friendly Primer for Gym Climbers

June 18th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | No Comments »

If you’ve learned to climb in a gym, you are probably curious about how to start climbing outside on real rock. This article will tell you what you need to know and the gear […]


Alaskan King Cobra is Variation to Classic Cobra Pillar

June 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

King Cobra climbs 15 pitches of splitter granite in the Ruth Gorge


Brad Gobright Sends Golden Gate 5.13 on El Cap

June 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Brad Gobright has sent Golden Gate VI 5.13a in a 16.5 hour push for his third free route on El Cap this season in a day. Earlier this spring, Gobright sent Muir Wall via […]


10 Peter Croft Rock Climbing Highlights

June 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Peter Croft is one of Canada’s top all-time climbers with a number of important firsts over the past 30 years. In the book Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List, Croft listed […]


Jimmy Webb Sends New V14 Called The Healing

June 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Top American climber Jimmy Webb has made the first ascent of The Healing at Rocklands, which he said is one of the best lines he’s every climbed. The sandstone V14 follows a 45-degree line […]


Krzysztof Wielicki Receives Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award

June 14th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Polish mountaineer Krzysztof Wielicki has become the 11th climber to be awarded the Piolet d’Or lifetime achievement award. He is the second Polish climber to receive the award. Previous awardees include Walter Bonatti, Reinhold […]


She’s 10 Years Old and Just Climbed El Capitan

June 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Selah Schneiter is only 10 years old, but she just climbed The Nose with her dad, Mike, and family friend Mark Regier over five days. She is the youngest climber on record to have […]