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 […]


Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic Make Fourth Ascent of Gasherbrum IV Route

July 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic Make Fourth Ascent of Gasherbrum IV Route

Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic made the fourth ascent of the Northwest Ridge to the North Summit of Gasherbrum IV on July 26 after their July 23 and 28 ascent. The North Summit is […]


Stephan Siegrist Sets Highline World Record in Africa

July 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Stephan Siegrist Sets Highline World Record in Africa

Swiss alpinist Stephan Siegrist realized an extraordinary balancing act in the summit region of Kilimanjaro. He set a world record by walking a highline at 5,700 metres above sea level. The 20-metre long highline […]


Another New Route up Colonel Foster is Northwest Arete

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Another New Route up Colonel Foster is Northwest Arete

Mount Colonel Foster is a popular peak this summer, as there have been big solo pushes and new routes and it’s only the end of July. Guidebook author and local developer Philip Stone joined […]


Unrepeated Yamnuska Traverse Attempted in Single Push

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Unrepeated Yamnuska Traverse Attempted in Single Push

Yamnuska is a south-facing wall on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies about 45 minutes from Calgary. At its highest, the peak stands just shy of 400 metres from the base, but is […]


Big Avalanche on K2, Canadian Stuart Erskine and Team are OK

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Big Avalanche on K2, Canadian Stuart Erskine and Team are OK

Canadian Stuart Erskine from Camrose, Alberta, travelled to the Karakorum this summer to climb K2 with Madison Mountaineering. Before his trip, he told the CBC on his approach to K2, “I’m a bit nervous […]