Hard New 1,000-Metre Route on Postern Mountain in Ramparts

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Postern Mountain is one of the big quartzite peaks in the Ramparts along the B.C. and Alberta border. It’s large northwest face had been talked about among Canadian alpine climbers for years. This August, […]


Throwback Thursday: Waddington First Ascent One Year Ago Today

August 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

On Aug. 18, 2015, Paul McSorley, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ines Papert climbed a new mixed route up the aesthetic Southwest Buttress of Mount Waddington’s northwest summit in B.C. The new 800-metre 20-pitch route goes […]


Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]


Calgary BASE Jumper Dies Near Ha Ling in Canmore

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Calgary BASE Jumper Dies Near Ha Ling in Canmore

Cameron Minni of Calgary had made one successful jump last weekend before hitch-hiking a ride to the trail up Ha Ling. Cindy Sleeman picked Minni up after his jump off EEOR. She said he […]


Help Fred Beckey Film 10 Years in the Making Reach the Screens

August 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Help Fred Beckey Film 10 Years in the Making Reach the Screens

The producers of the upcoming documentary Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey released a 10-minute extended trailer for the film during a sold-out Kickstarter launch party at The Mountaineers Program Center. Fred Beckey, the […]


Alex Megos Flashes First Flight 5.14c at Acephale

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Flashes First Flight 5.14c at Acephale

Everywhere Alex Megos goes, he pushes the bar higher for local climbers. On Aug. 4, he flashed Josh Muller’s First Flight 5.14c at Acephale. Muller made the first ascent in 2014, a few years […]


Climb and Conquer Introduces Youth to Outdoors

August 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Climb and Conquer Introduces Youth to Outdoors

Climb and Conquer recently wrapped up their annual summer camp, where a group of youth, alongside volunteers went climbing and camping in Squamish for the weekend. For some of the youth, this was their […]