The 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition Category Finalists

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has released the finalists in each category. Below are the finalists in climbing and mountain related categories. For the full list visit here. Mountain and Wilderness […]


Paris 2016 World Championships Day Two: Three Canadians Advance!

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Watch Semis and Finals for Lead, Bouldering and Speed here. Scroll down for photos from day two. A photo posted by […]


New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Jasmin Caton and Cam Shute have climbed a new route on Mount Gimli in B.C. called Dark and Stormy 5.11a. The new Valhalla range route is five pitches and climbs up the south face […]


Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

There was an avalanche on Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National park that took two climbers for a 75-metre ride. Luckily, the climbers escaped with only minor injuries. The following report appeared on the […]


UPDATED: Rad Backyard Calgary Climbing Wall Must Come Down

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | 1 Comment »

UPDATE: “The wall has been saved!” was written on Calgary Climbing Centre’s Facebook. “Parties involved were able to come to a new agreement that worked. Annika is a dedicated young athlete that trains on […]


Paris 2016 World Championships Day One: Sean McColl Qualifies for Semis

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Watch Semis and Finals for Lead, Bouldering and Speed here. Scroll down for photos from day three. The Men’s Bouldering category […]


First Cliffhanger, then Vertical Limit and now… Shivaay!

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Great things happen when Bollywood/Hollywood movie producers bring climbing and mountaineering onto the big screen. In Cliffhanger, Gabe (Sylvester Stallone) had a bolt gun that drove bolts into the rock. In Vertical Limit, Peter […]