Marek Raganowicz Climbs New Baffin Routes Solo

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Marek Raganowicz spent a number of weeks this spring climbing new routes on Baffin Island in bold solo style. Despite the cold temperatures, he climbed two new big aid routes. One was MantraMandal, a […]


First Triglav The Rock Ljubljana Comp Results

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | No Comments »

The winners of the first Triglav The Rock Ljubljana, which took place according to the rules of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), were Janja Garnbret and Chon Jongwon from Seoul. The two-day […]


New Big Mixed Route in Yoho is Chase is Better…

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Over a number of days this winter and spring, Raphael Slawinski and partners established a new route on Mount Stephen in Yoho National Park called The Chase Is Better Than The Catch, a 135-metre […]


Hazel Findlay Talks Gender Roles in Pro Climbing

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Hazel Findlay is one of the world’s leading female climbers and had sending hard routes around the world, including in Canada, for the past 15 years. In this short film, Findlay weighs in on […]


New Niagara Escarpment Plan Keeps Climbing Open

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The new Niagara Escarpment plan includes access to Niagara Glen, Rattlesnake Point/Buffalo Crag/Bottleglass, Mount Nemo, Kolapore Swamp Kelso and Old Baldy. In 2016, there were rumours the new plan would ban climbing from a […]


Watch Pete Takeda’s Northern Quebec Ice Film

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Pete Takeda is one of North America’s most experienced ice and alpine climbers with big ascents across Canada. In this short film, Takeda has pieced together clips from visit to many of Quebec’s most […]


Kangchenjunga Skyline Attempt and Everest News

May 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger are attempting to traverse the Kangchenjunga Skyline without bottled oxygen or fixed ropes. The big traverse includes reaching the summits of Yalung Kang (8,505m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Kangchenjunga Central (8,482m) […]