Waddington Range: One Month, New Ground and an Avalanche

May 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Japanese climbers Noboru Kikuchi of Japan and Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani of Alberta spent the past month in the Waddington Range on Canada’s West Coast. They climbed the north face of Bravo via […]


Kinnaird Bluffs in B.C. is Saved From Development and Gets a New Route

May 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The historic crag of Kinnarid near Castlegar, B.C., has been saved from development. The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers (TAWKROC) raised the funds to purchase the private land, which the bluffs sit on. Craig […]


Watch Four V11 Sends on Squamish Granite

May 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Tom Peckitt has sent over this short edit of all the top V11s listed in the third edition of the Squamish Bouldering Guide. The problems are The Egg, Encore Une Fois, Agoraphobia and The Perfect Cave.


Join Pete Woods on Gripped’s Snapchat at Nationals in Canmore

May 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

It’s that time of year for the best Canadian Youth and Open climbers to travel to the Rockies for the National Difficulty competition. You will be able to follow MC Pete Woods on Gripped’s […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Lydia Bradey, Everest and Yosemite Legend

May 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Lydia Bradey is now known as the first woman to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. She grew up in New Zealand with her mother who struggled financially. As a teenager, she took up […]


Ueli Steck and David Goettler on Shishapangma, Bad Weather and Climbing

May 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

At the end of April, Ueli Steck and David Goettler arrived in Nepal to open a new route on Shishapangma’s south face. During the first two weeks, they acclimatized in Khumbu Valley. They managed travelled […]


The Rock and the Roll of The Tragically Hip’s Final Tour

May 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

The Tragically Hip are one of Canada’s leading bands. With countless tours across Canada over their 36-year career, many climbers hold them close to heart. On May 24, the band announced lead singer Gord […]