The 2016 Reel Rock 11 Film Tour Includes Will Stanhope and Brette Harrington

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on The 2016 Reel Rock 11 Film Tour Includes Will Stanhope and Brette Harrington

It’s hard to believe film season is just around the corner. The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival will be kicking off in just over two months and a number of the Reel Rock […]


Miranda Oakley Makes History with The Nose Solo in a Day

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Miranda Oakley Makes History with The Nose Solo in a Day

Chantel Astorga attempted to become the first female climber to solo The Nose in a day in 2014 and finished in just over 24 hours. In 2015, Miranda Oakley went for the record and […]


New Hard Rock Route on Mount Macdonald in Rogers Pass

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Rock Route on Mount Macdonald in Rogers Pass

Mount Macdonald stands tall next to the Trans Canada Highway near Rogers Pass in B.C. There are a number of routes up the two walls that rise above the steep slopes below, from steep […]


Response to Rosie Dimanno of the Toronto Star: Climbing Should be in the Olympics

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Response to Rosie Dimanno of the Toronto Star: Climbing Should be in the Olympics

On Aug. 4, Toronto Star columnist Rosie Dimanno wrote an article titled ‘Games watered down as Olympics chase youth.’ In the piece, she said, “Sport climbing. Another activity for the pointlessly adventurous. Welcome to […]


Audrey Larochelle Sends V10 and More in Squamish

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Audrey Larochelle Sends V10 and More in Squamish

Quebec climber Audrey Larochelle returned to Squamish this summer and spent most of July sending classic granite problems. She started on Breakfast at Tiffany’s V7 and Master Plan V7. She went on to send […]


Watch Top Boulderer Dai Koyamada in Short Film

August 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Top Boulderer Dai Koyamada in Short Film

Dai Koyamada is one of the world’s top boulderers with sends of Angama V15, Road to Heaven V15, Epitaf V15, Eternal V15, Horizon V15 and Story of Two Worlds Low V16, to name a […]


Climber Dies After Heart Creek Ground Fall

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Climber Dies After Heart Creek Ground Fall

Kananaskis Country Public Safety responded to an accident in Heart Creek near Canmore on Aug. 5 in the early afternoon. The 42-year-old male climber fell over 20 metres from an anchor and landed on […]