Northern Faces – Knut Rokne

December 15th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.06, Articles | Comments Off on Northern Faces – Knut Rokne

We head to the Calgary Climbing Centre, where Rokne is head coach for a dedicated team of young climbers. For a number of years, the CCC youth team has trained twice a week in the wee morning hours, and while this may not be the most ideal time to handle twenty or so hormone infused teenagers, Rokne has stepped up to the challenge year after year.


Barry’s Rockies Top 10 Fat Ice Moderates

December 14th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.06, Articles, Issues | Comments Off on Barry’s Rockies Top 10 Fat Ice Moderates

How does one decide on the top 10 fat ice moderates in the Rockies? For me, moderate is WI 4 + at the most. Next, I wanted to get some geographic representation from where I’ve climbed and lastly I wanted the climbs with the best stories. Here we go.





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.