Miles Adamson Sends Top 25 Squamish Highballs

July 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Miles Adamson Sends Top 25 Squamish Highballs

Miles Adamson is the first climber to complete the 25 top Squamish highballs in Marc Bourdon’s third-edition of the guidebook Squamish Bouldering. Adamson’s final send on the list was The Snail V7 on July […]


Book Review: Advanced Rock Climbing by Topher Donahue

July 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Book Review: Advanced Rock Climbing by Topher Donahue

In 1980, writing a few years after the introduction of Friends, the author of Learning to Rock Climb viewed their adoption as a step backwards, in the direction of pitons – requiring less sensitivity […]


Watch How Alien Cams are Made

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | Comments Off on Watch How Alien Cams are Made

Many years ago, David Waggoner envisioned a cam that helped eliminate the usage of pitons. The Alien cams ability to protect piton scars and flared cracks not only made climbing much safer, faster and […]


New Bolted Five-Pitch 5.8 in Jasper on Proposal

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Bolted Five-Pitch 5.8 in Jasper on Proposal

Local guidebook author Francois Laplante and partner Addison Eady have added a nice looking five-pitch 5.8 to Maligne Valley in Jasper National Park. Their new route is called Hands in My Pockets and climbs […]


New Remote and Steep Quebec Nine-Pitch Route

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Remote and Steep Quebec Nine-Pitch Route

Patrick Brouillard and Charles Lacroix have climbed a new nine-pitch 5.10+ C2+ on a remote wall north of Quebec City. The 200-metre climb is called Les Clandestins and heads up Mont de l’équerre un […]


Conrad Kain and Three Kain Routes to Climb

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Conrad Kain and Three Kain Routes to Climb

Conrad Kain was one of the first climbers who pushed big alpine and rock climbs in western Canada. He moved to Canada in 1909 at the age of 25. He moved to the Rockies […]


Hard Sends on Big Show by Jared Nelson

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Hard Sends on Big Show by Jared Nelson

Jared Nelson put down two of the West Coast’s most classic 5.14s over the last month, both on the Big Show wall in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. First was Pulse, Canada’s first-ever 5.14a […]