In Praise of Canadian Bouldering

May 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2009.02, Articles, Profiles | Comments Off on In Praise of Canadian Bouldering

Bouldering was probably one of the very first types of rock climbing ever done in Canada. It has always been the ideal activity for climbers who lack partners, equiptment or time and for the pioneer of a new area, it gives a taste of the climbing on the bigger outcrops.


Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2011.01, Articles, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

Part of a new generation of bold Canadian climbers, Will Stanhope and Andrew Boyd risk it all and bag a free ascent on the South Face of the Turret in the Adamants.





Climbing in the Land of Legends

December 29th, 2015 by gripped | Posted in 2012.06, Articles, Profiles | Comments Off on Climbing in the Land of Legends

Mount Yamnuska over the years has remained the heartbeat of the rockies trad scene. This summer marked the 60th year for technical rock climbing in the Rockies and it all got started on this great cliff. The mountain has stood witness to four generations of climbers. Many firsts have kept the mountain at the leading edge in terms of grades and ethical standards.





Six Rockies Classic WI6 Ice Climbs

November 22nd, 2015 by gripped | Posted in 2009.10, Articles, Ice, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Six Rockies Classic WI6 Ice Climbs

For forty years, the Rockies have been a world-class ice climbing destination and in the words of Bugs Mckeith,”(In the ) winter of 72-73 the seeds were planted of what was to blossom into one of the most exciting things that has happened in the Rockies since the big peadks were first climbed.





The Story of Squamish’s University Wall

October 16th, 2015 by gripped | Posted in 2009.12, Articles, Profiles | Comments Off on The Story of Squamish’s University Wall

With the enthusiasm of youth and racks of borrowed pitons, they attacked.





Squamish’s Hidden Classics

October 10th, 2015 by gripped | Posted in 2010.04, Articles, News, Rock | 1 Comment »

The excellent rock at Squamish attracts climbers from all over the world. An influx of visitors during the peak season, often results in crowded routes. You still can find many uncrowded and lightly travelled classic routes. This is my top ten of Squamish’s hidden but classic lines…





Baffin Island Adventure

August 5th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Articles, Profiles | 1 Comment »

In Norse mythology, Asgard was the Realm of the Gods. I had feasted on the divine stone of both of its south and east sides, with Chris Brazeau in 2009, yet I was hungry for more, as I considered what we’d climbed to be some of the finest alpine rock I’d ever experienced.