How to Build a V-Thread and O-Thread Ice Anchor

December 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

AMGA Instructor Team Member Patrick Ormond explains how to build a V-thread and O-thread anchor in the ice. Rappelling on ice, when there are no fixed anchors, requires some skill. You can use ice […]


Five Questionable Pieces of Ice Protection

December 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Ice climbing season is in full swing across Canada. Here are five pieces of ice protection that might night give you the most confidence. Have fun and climb safe this season! if express screws […]


Watch Seb Bouin on French Chilam Balam 5.15a/b

December 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

This spring, Seb Bouin made the first ascent of French Chilam Balam 5.15a/b in France. He sent Bernabé Fernández’s original Chilam Balam in 2015. Fernández made the first ascent of Chilam Balam in 2003 […]


Watch Adam Ondra Onsight Smith Rock 5.14a

December 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Adam Ondra recently visited Smith Rock and sent a number of classic routes and said one unclimbed project is a future 5.15a. Watch Ondra onsight Scarface 5.14a, one of Smith Rock’s classic hard sport […]


Quebec Provincial Bouldering Champs: Wyett and Lemay

December 9th, 2018 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | No Comments »

Provincial Championships were held yesterday at Campus Escalade in Trois-Rivières, QC. Lots of crushers hail from Quebec so it was bound to be a stacked event. Noticeably missing from the running order was Sébastien […]


Watch B.C. Climbers Recover Post Fall and Cancer

December 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch Crux: A Story of love and life’s battles by Carlo Alcos. The film is about popular Kootenay climber David Bristow’s recovery after he broke his back in 2000 and his partner Anni Muhlegg’s […]


Alex Honnold’s Sister Started Climbing at Same Time

December 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles | No Comments »

Stasia Honnold started climbing on the same day as her brother, Alex, but moved into other sports over the years. “Stasia climbs, too,” noted her and Alex’s mom Dierdre Wolownick. “Although climbing will always […]