12 Great Canadian Ascents From Past 150 Years

June 30th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles | Comments Off on 12 Great Canadian Ascents From Past 150 Years

No better way to celebrate Canada Day than to look back at 100 years and 10 great ascents from coast to coast to coast. As Canada turns 150 this year, be sure to pick […]


Legendary Sharon Wood Talks to Gripped on Podcast

June 13th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles | Comments Off on Legendary Sharon Wood Talks to Gripped on Podcast

Sharon Wood was the first woman from North America to summit Mount Everest in the mid-1980s with a big Canadian team. In the below clip, Wood talks to Gripped editor Brandon Pullan about pre-Everest […]


10 Things to Remember For Spring Climbing

May 23rd, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles | Comments Off on 10 Things to Remember For Spring Climbing

It’s springtime, which means thousands of climbers will be exchanging the gym bag for the crag pack. Here are 10 things to remember when heading back outdoors. 1. Ticks, Bears and Other Bugs: Ticks are […]


Watch Will Stanhope Solo High Plains Drifter 5.11

May 19th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Will Stanhope Solo High Plains Drifter 5.11

Will Stanhope talks about the difference between roped climbing and free soloing in the short film below. In the summer of 2015 under cover strongmen @monkeyalltime and @jorgeackermann established the Daily Universe through the […]


Four Bighorn Highway Alpine Rock Moderates

May 12th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Four Bighorn Highway Alpine Rock Moderates

The Bighorn Highway has long been an Alberta go-to climbing destination. It is the name given to the 66-kilometre Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country that runs north to south from Barrier Mountain to King […]


Throwback Thursday: Watch Trotter Send Battle of Evermore

May 4th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Throwback Thursday: Watch Trotter Send Battle of Evermore

Sonnie Trotter takes us to Furry Creek south of Squamish for a look at his route Battle of Evermore 5.14b in the below video from 2013. “There’s never one move that’s particularly hard, it’s […]


It’s Tick Season in Canada so Check for Ticks

April 3rd, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on It’s Tick Season in Canada so Check for Ticks

Ticks are little critters that run wild in spring, especially in dry areas. Their bites can bring about serious long term health problems. Many of Canada’s top climbers have had tick-related illnesses in the […]