Watch the Reel Rock 12 Trailer, 22 Shows in Canada

October 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch the Reel Rock 12 Trailer, 22 Shows in Canada

Reel Rock has been following the world’s most exciting climbers, documenting their gripping tales and groundbreaking sends. "Even if it's hard, don't let go! Sometimes you get this surge of energy, this magic. You […]


Video: Passage to Valhalla, a 100-metre Northern Ontario 5.12

October 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Video: Passage to Valhalla, a 100-metre Northern Ontario 5.12

In this drone footage, videographer Aric Fishman captures Duncan Hutchison and Kyle Brooks on the wild Passage to Valhalla with full fall colours behind. The 100-metre 5.12- climbs the most obvious line up Mount […]


Alex Megos Nets Jaws II 5.15a at Rumney in Three Tries

October 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Megos Nets Jaws II 5.15a at Rumney in Three Tries

Alex Megos reported on Instagram that he sent Jaws II 5.15a at Rumney in New Hampshire on his third attempt. The steep and hard route was first climbed in 1998 by Dave Graham at […]


Courage Highway is New Four-Pitch 5.11 in Northern Ontario

October 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Courage Highway is New Four-Pitch 5.11 in Northern Ontario

Northern Ontario is a big place with a lot of rock, some of which is developed, most of which is not. A team of Ontario climbers have just establish a new multi-pitch called Courage […]


Watch Psycho Vertical Trailer, Will Screen at Banff Fest

October 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Psycho Vertical Trailer, Will Screen at Banff Fest

Based on his best-selling auto-biography of the same name, Psycho Vertical is a raw and emotive study of the complex life and motivations of writer, funny-man and Britain’s unlikeliest hero-mountaineer, Andy Kirkpatrick, woven into […]


Watch Highlights from Bloc Shop Open 2017

October 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Watch Highlights from Bloc Shop Open 2017

Bloc Shop hosted its first ever Bloc Shop Open in October 2017. International athletes competed against each other during the weekend, culminating in a spectacular Final for Males and Female. Manu Hassler was invited […]


American Climber Hayden Kennedy (1990-2017)

October 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on American Climber Hayden Kennedy (1990-2017)

American climber Hayden Kennedy and his partner Inge Perkins were caught in an avalanche this week. Perkins did not survive the avalanche and Kennedy did. But the following day, Kennedy, 27, took his own […]