Artificial Holds Drilled to Scramble in Rockies

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Opal Ridge Traverse is a popular scramble in Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary. The ridge is around 10 kilometres long and is considered (or was considered) a difficult scramble. It appears […]

Jornet and Richards Summit Everest Again Sans O2

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | No Comments »

Kilian Jornet has reached the summit of Everest for his second time on May 27 after reaching it on May 22. He did not use supplementary oxygen on either ascent. On his first climb, […]

Watch Stu Smith Send Skaha 5.13+ at Ravens Castle

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith is one of Canada’s leading trad-climb new routers with a number of 5.14s to his name. In the below clip, he visits Ravens Castle in Skaha and makes a smooth send of […]

World Cup 2017: Canadians at Vale World Cup

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Vale World Cup is taking place on June 9 and 10 in Vail at the GoPro Mountain Games. Canadians have historically been strong competitors at the only-American World Cup. For the Females, Alannah […]

The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]

Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Vail World Cup

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

With the 2017 IFSC Vail World Cup taking place in just over a week, let’s take a look back at last year’s Colorado event. A number of Canadians competed against some of the world’s […]

Misty Wall Big Yosemite 5.13 by DiGiulian and Cardwell

May 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Sasha DiGiulian and Jon Cardwell have made the first free ascent of the 15-pitch Misty Wall in Yosemite at 5.13. The first ascent was back in 1963 by Royal Robbins and Dick McCracken. “After […]