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 […]


Watch Honnold Solo 290 Pitches in Squamish in 16 Hours

March 19th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Honnold Solo 290 Pitches in Squamish in 16 Hours

On Aug. 17, 2014 Alex Honnold celebrated his 29th birthday by soloing 290 pitches over the course of one day. In only 16 hours, Honnold averaged a climb every few minutes. “Some of the routes […]


Watch Jonathan Siegrist Climbing at Lion’s Head

March 14th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Jonathan Siegrist Climbing at Lion’s Head

In the fall of 2014, strong sport climber Jon Siegrist visited Ontario’s Lion’s head. Watch his impressive first-try efforts on some beautiful routes high above the Georgian Bay.


Watch a Send of Splitter Exasperator 5.10 in Squamish

March 12th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Splitter Exasperator 5.10 in Squamish

Crosby Johnston talks about one of his favourite Squamish routes, the popular Exasperator 5.10c. It climbs two pitches up a splitter crack at the base of the Grand Wall for 45 metres. It was […]


Happy 94th Birthday Fred Beckey!

January 14th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 2 Comments »

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and turned 94 on Jan. 14, 2017. Born on Jan. 14, 1923, Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey has established new routes all around the world, authored a number of […]