Mount Everest is Not Closest Point on Earth to Sun

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | Comments Off on Mount Everest is Not Closest Point on Earth to Sun

In what may seem like a shock, Mount Everest is not the closest point on earth to the sun. While it is the highest summit above sea level, due to a bulge in the […]


Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

Gordon Irwin is a guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and recently reported about a large rockfall at the Black Band crag on Tunnel Mountain near Banff. The wall is busy in […]


Hard International Sends Include Strong Young Climbers

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Hard International Sends Include Strong Young Climbers

Laura Rogora is only 14 but has sent 5.14d and recently onsighted Batuka 5.13+ in Margalef. After her send, she said, “The route is divided in two sections with a very good rest in […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Emperor Face

April 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Emperor Face

Top Canadian climber Marc-Andre Leclerc has soloed Infinite Patience VI M7 on Mount Robson’s Emperor Face.  Leclerc has been climbing in the Canadian Rockies for the past few months. He has climbed a number […]


New Sport Routes at Ontario’s Old Baldy

April 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Sport Routes at Ontario’s Old Baldy

Long-time Ontario climber Mike Penney reported on social media about three new sport routes at Old Baldy. The popular Niagara Escarpment crag has a number of classic bolted lines, but there is plenty of […]


Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo Repeat Mega China 5.14

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo Repeat Mega China 5.14

Felipe Camargo and Alex Honnold have made the second and third ascent of Dani Andrada’s eight-pitch Corazon de Ensueno 5.14 in China’s Getu Valley. After the ascent, Camargo wrote, “Alex Honnold belayed me! We worked […]


Injured Climber Rescued Off Forbidden Corner on Yamnuska

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Injured Climber Rescued Off Forbidden Corner on Yamnuska

Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section in the Canadian Rockies responded to a call last week after a male climber fell on the popular Forbidden Corner 5.9. The climber fell about 10 metres and fractured his lower leg on […]