The Utah Hills Sport Climbing

November 9th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.05, Articles | Comments Off on The Utah Hills Sport Climbing

You never know where a road trip may lead you. One day you could be sucking back ice-cold Ale-8’s in the Red River Gorge, and the next day find yourself westward-bound on I-40.


Worth the Sacrifice

November 9th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.05, Articles | Comments Off on Worth the Sacrifice

Balancing life with either a kid or a non-climbing partner and climbing can be a never-ending conflict. Be it trying to hang on to a relationship on the brink because of one’s never ending affair with the rock or finding a balance between parenting and climbing. The majority of people have an issue with it, saying, come on now- is climbing really that important?





50/50

August 17th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.04, Articles | Comments Off on 50/50

My Quest was to climb fifty different routes on Yamnuska. I wanted this project to be completed during my 50th year on the planet. How hard could it be to tick 50 Yam routes in a year?





Older, Stronger and Harder: Sending After Mid-Life

June 9th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.03, Articles, News, Rock | Comments Off on Older, Stronger and Harder: Sending After Mid-Life

There are many climbers who have retained their motivation regardless of their age, and continue to push difficulty standards throughout the world.





First Sinner in Paradise

June 9th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.03, Articles | Comments Off on First Sinner in Paradise

Anibal says living -in the north-has taught him how to climb with fingers numbed by cold stone…He still feels strongly connected to the climbing in Cuba and returns annually to play on the magnificent stone.





Northern Faces: Adam Reeve

April 1st, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.02, Articles | Comments Off on Northern Faces: Adam Reeve

Reeve’s involvement with the Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) started when the Halfway Log Dump area was shut down for climbing. He was involved in the development of the area and felt that it was time to change the negative misconceptions the public had about climbing.





How Goes the Guide Book?

April 1st, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.02, Articles | Comments Off on How Goes the Guide Book?

When we think about getting out for a day on the rock, up a peak, or a week away, a natural first thought is usually the climbing itself. The second thought is how to get there and succeed.