Climbing in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

August 3rd, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles | Comments Off on Climbing in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Climbing will be in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The following was announced on Olympic.org: “The decision by the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro was the most comprehensive evolution of the Olympic programme […]


Words With Alberta Sender Sara Frangos

August 3rd, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Words With Alberta Sender Sara Frangos

Sara Frangos is one of Canada’s top young climbers and she recently sent her first 5.13d. We touched base with her this week. What have you been up to since winning Nationals this spring? The […]


Watch a Send of Quebec’s La Voie Lactee 5.12c

July 21st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Quebec’s La Voie Lactee 5.12c

La Voie Lactee is a classic 23-metre 5.12c on Le Dome in Quebec that was first climbed in the late 1980s. Spectacular granite climbing in eastern Canada, this area is highly recommended if you’re […]


Watch Will Stanhope Solo Zombie Roof

July 6th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

Squamish’s classic roof-crack at the Smoke Bluffs. Perry Beckham and Will Stanhope explain the history behind Peter Croft’s first ascent of the Zombie Roof, 5.12d, in Squamish, B.C. and the process behind Stanhope completing the […]


Yamabushi is Yamnuska’s Big 5.12 Sport Route

June 20th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Yamabushi is Yamnuska’s Big 5.12 Sport Route

In about 1999, Raphael Slawinski and Will Gadd started work on a new line on the last major buttress of Yamnuska without a route on it. It took 11 more trips up on the wall, […]


Father’s Day with Some of our Favourite Climbing Dads

June 19th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles | Comments Off on Father’s Day with Some of our Favourite Climbing Dads

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday than to take your old man climbing? For those of us lucky enough to have fathers who rock climb, it would be a great way […]


Achilles Spire is a Big 5.8 Rockies Route You Should Climb

June 6th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Achilles Spire was established in 2012 and is becoming a classic long Rockies route. It is one of the finer 13-pitch bolted 5.8s in Alberta. Achilles Spire has 300 metres of relatively easy climbing. It […]