Watch Dean Potter Tribute Film by Reel Rock

August 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

This is a glimpse at a bigger film by Reel Rock that will be out sometime within the next year. Dean_Potter_Tribute_by_Reel_Rock from Emil Palenica on Vimeo.


Old Bugaboos Route Freed and New 5.12 Climbed

August 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The Bugaboos have been busy this summer. If you have been up there, then you know how crowded Applebee Campground is. The hut is booked well into September and in the past month there […]


Hard New 1,000-Metre Route on Postern Mountain in Ramparts

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Postern Mountain is one of the big quartzite peaks in the Ramparts along the B.C. and Alberta border. It’s large northwest face had been talked about among Canadian alpine climbers for years. This August, […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Highlights from Imst Lead Finals

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The IFSC World Cup took place in Imst last weekend. To see how Canadians did and for results see here.


Edu Marin Repeats Big 5.14b in Switzerland

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Edu Marin, 31, has made the second ascent of Wogu 5.14b in the Ratikon, Switzerland, with his father Francisco Marin belaying. It was bolted by Beat Kammerlander and first freed by Adam Ondra. The […]


Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. Pieced Together in Hidden Dragon

August 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Freeing the Chinese Puzzle Wall has been attempted in the past, but it took the team of Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc to piece a route together. Their new line is called Hidden Dragon […]


Highlights from Jackalope Climbing Comp in Montreal

August 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The fifth Jackalope festival took place in Montreal this past weekend. The multi-sport event showcased highlining, skate boarding, base jump, climbing and moto cross. For more info on the event see here. Click to […]