Petro-Canada FACE Grants for Andrew Wilson and Alannah Yip

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Alannah Yip and Climb Base5 head coach Andrew Wilson have received a 2017 Petro-Canada Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) grant. The annual grant goes to 55 potential Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their […]


Climb Sudbury Shows Off Central Ontario Stone and Ice

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

There is a relatively new climbing organization in Canada, which is located in Central Ontario. Found between the crags of the Niagara Escarpment and walls on the northwest shores of Lake Superior is the […]


American Paige Claassen Climbs Flatanger 5.14c

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

American climber Paige Claassen has completed a three-and-a-half week project at Flatanger, Norway, with her ascent of Eye of Odin 5.14c. Claassen reported after her climb, “The traverse holds leading up to the second […]


Watch Good Film on How Edelrid Ropes are Made

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Profiles, Ropes | No Comments »

In this 10-minute film, Weigh My Rack asks Germany-based Edelrid to walk them through every step of the rope making process. Watch the intricate details of what it takes to make a quality climbing […]


A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Collaborating with Slawinski, Gadd, and Owens and a group of Canadian Rockies adventure seekers, I created a top-10 mixed climbing route list. This list was put together to give some sort of direction; a guide to where you might find a climb that will leave you with shivers up your spine, grinning from ear -to-ear and hopefully psyched for more.





Canadians Competing in 2017 Edinburgh World Cup

September 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events | No Comments »

The 2017 IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup of Edinburgh will be taking place on Sept. 23 and 24. Scroll to the bottom to watch live. At least three Canadians have registered for the […]


Sonnie Trotter Completes Rockies Trilogy Project

September 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

In the Rockies, Sonnie Trotter completed his Rockies trilogy earlier this month. He climbed three of his big alpine 5.14s in one summer with Dexter Bateman: Blue Jeans Direct on Yamnuska, War Hammer on […]