May 15 is 5.15 Day, Almost Impossible

May 15th, 2020 by Noah Walker | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor | Comments Off on May 15 is 5.15 Day, Almost Impossible

An exploration of the world’s most impossible ascents and the new standards that they set.


Campus Board – The Exercises

January 20th, 2020 by Noah Walker | Posted in Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on Campus Board – The Exercises

Four Campus Board exercises for the developing climber.


In-Depth Shoe Review: The Scarpa Instinct VS

November 18th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Articles, Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on In-Depth Shoe Review: The Scarpa Instinct VS

An in-depth shoe review of the Scarpa Instinct VS and the Instinct VSR


Jim McCarthy Was First Climber on Sports Illustrated

September 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Jim McCarthy Was First Climber on Sports Illustrated

American climber Jim McCarthy was the first climber to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated back in 1958. Meredith Corp. has announced that Sports Illustrated, one of the world’s most iconic sports publications, acquired […]


Yosemite Locals Establish Two New Routes

August 8th, 2019 by Chris Van Leuven | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Yosemite Locals Establish Two New Routes

It’s hot in Yosemite Valley right now, and that heat is driving most climbers to the cool Tuolumne High Country or other areas. But a few climbers remain dedicated to climbing here — and […]



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10 Tips for Better Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

May 28th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 10 Tips for Better Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

It’s multi-pitch rock climbing season and there’s going to be thousands of climbers heading up high on rocky faces in Canada for the next six to eight months. If you’re a seasoned pro at […]


Ontario’s Beaver Valley Climbing Festival 2018

July 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Ontario’s Beaver Valley Climbing Festival 2018

The 2018 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival will take place from July 20 to 22 for its sixth consecutive year. Experienced climber? Meet other climbers and potential climbing partners and enjoy the food and entertainment. […]


Five Fun Toronto-Area Crags for Canada Day

June 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Five Fun Toronto-Area Crags for Canada Day

Toronto is positioned between a number of great climbing areas and spring is the perfect time to leave the city to explore local rock. Below are five great crags to visit early season once […]


Leslie Timms Talks About Ontario Climbing

May 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Leslie Timms Talks About Ontario Climbing

Over the past few years in Ontario, some once-closed crags have re-opened, new guidebooks have been published and climbers have been filling in blank spaces at popular crags. In an interview last year with […]


Same Day Send: Trotter and Doyle on Smith Rock 5.13dR

May 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Same Day Send: Trotter and Doyle on Smith Rock 5.13dR

Canadians Sonnie Trotter and Mike Doyle are currently in Smith Rock climbing difficult and run-out routes. On May 6, they both ticked Full Spank the Monkey 5.13dR, which Doyle asked if it was the […]



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