A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

October 5th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05 | Comments Off on A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

Collaborating with Slawinski, Gadd, and Owens and a group of Canadian Rockies adventure seekers, I created a top-10 mixed climbing route list. This list was put together to give some sort of direction; a guide to where you might find a climb that will leave you with shivers up your spine, grinning from ear -to-ear and hopefully psyched for more.


The Okanagan’s Bouldering Boom

October 5th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Articles | Comments Off on The Okanagan’s Bouldering Boom

Currently, the Okanagan boasts at least 10 bouldering areas with over 1000 established problems. The rock varies from Tuolumne-style, knobby granite to RMNP-esque boulder fields filled with ridiculously featured Monashee gneiss. Settings range from lakeside escapes to higher elevation “kid in a candy store” boulder fields.





Headlamps. Bright Lights for Dark Nights.

October 5th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Rack | Comments Off on Headlamps. Bright Lights for Dark Nights.

This season’s newest headlamps offer brighter beams and longer burn times – perfect for climbers getting an alpine start or preparing dinner after a long day of cragging.





Cool Weather Climbing Clothing

October 5th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Rack | Comments Off on Cool Weather Climbing Clothing

Some climbing clothing options for the upcoming fall and winter season.





Mammut Photo Contest Winners

August 7th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.04, Articles | Comments Off on Mammut Photo Contest Winners

Winners of the Mammut Photo Contest.





Photo of the Month

August 7th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.04, Photo of the Month | Comments Off on Photo of the Month

James Fillman on Devil’s Note 5.13a, Vancouver Island, BC.





Climbing Gear Round-up – Belays, Helmets, Ropes, Cams and Biners

August 3rd, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.04, Rack | Comments Off on Climbing Gear Round-up – Belays, Helmets, Ropes, Cams and Biners

Here is a round-up of some of this season’s great climbing gear.