Conrad Anker Returns Home After Himalayan Heart Attack

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Conrad Anker is arguably one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and continues to push himself. At 54, he has a track record of big sends and near misses on alpine peaks and big […]


Ground Up Climbing Centre in Squamish Celebrates One Year

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Drew Copeland of the West Coast visits Ground Up days before the Squamish climbing gym celebrates its one year anniversary to speak to owner and manager Lauren Watson. One year ago, Squamish got its […]


10 Photos from Rockies Ice Climbing Fall 2016

December 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Rockies ice season got off to a slow start, but many of the classic routes are formed or nearly formed. Below are photos from around the Rockies this fall. If you are looking […]


Tour de Bloc 14: Results from Altitude in Quebec

December 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The second Tour de Bloc 14 stop in Quebec this season was at Altitude Gym in Gatineau on Dec. 3. Below are Finals results and winners from other categories. The next Tour de Bloc […]


Hive North Shore Hosts National Series Comp

December 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The first Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) National Series competition took place at The Hive North Shore on Dec. 3. The big event was also a Tour de Bloc. A number of western Canada’s top […]


Early Season Accidents in Rockies a Good Reminder

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2016/17 winter season in the Rockies is off to a slow start. Much like ice climbing conditions in B.C., Ontario and Quebec, the mild temperatures have kept many of the popular ice routes […]


Watch Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden on New Tibet Alpine

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

In October 2016, Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden made the first ascent of the 7,046-metre Nyainqentangla South East in Tibet via the North Buttress. Their first route together was a leap of faith in […]