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 […]


Ben Harnden is Squamish’s Dark Horse

April 21st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ben Harnden is Squamish’s Dark Horse

An unlikely tale, not of redpoints or sends, but of one friend giving a shout out to another





Happy 93rd Birthday Fred Beckey!

January 14th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News | 2 Comments »

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and turned 93 on Jan. 14, 2016. Born on Jan. 14, 1923, Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey has established new routes all around the world, authored a number […]


Results from 8a.nu Rock Climbing Hero Survey

December 13th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Results from 8a.nu Rock Climbing Hero Survey

Over the past few weeks, the website 8a.nu conducted a survey asking readers to select their rock climbing heroes. Over 15,000 online votes were made in the survey and the two most popular climbing […]


Results for Tour de Bloc at Wilson Centre in Alberta

December 13th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Video | Comments Off on Results for Tour de Bloc at Wilson Centre in Alberta

The final Tour de Bloc of 2015 took place at the University of Alberta’s new facility. A big shout out to the organizers, gym staff and athletes for all of the effort in 2015 to […]


Canadians Dominate North America Ice Championships

December 12th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadians Dominate North America Ice Championships

The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Bozeman this weekend. There are a number of events tangled up under the Ice Climbing World Cup title. There are lead and speed cups […]