Legendary American Climber Glen Dawson Lives to 103

March 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Legendary American Climber Glen Dawson Lives to 103

American Glen Dawson was a leading climber in the 1930s and died on March 22 at the age of 103. Dawson led the way in the 1930s with a number of difficult ascents, including […]


10 Things to Remember for Spring Climbing in Canada

March 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on 10 Things to Remember for Spring Climbing in Canada

Spring is nearly here and Canada’s crags are about to get busy. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re heading outdoors this spring. Loose Rock We are lucky in Canada […]


Watch Anna Smith Talk Shop on the El Cap Bridge

March 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Anna Smith Talk Shop on the El Cap Bridge

Anna Smith is an accomplished Canadian climber with new routes in the Rockies and big ascents on Baffin Island. El Cap Bridge in Yosemite Valley is a popular place for climbers to hang out […]


15 Canadian Climbers to Follow on Instagram

March 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Ice, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on 15 Canadian Climbers to Follow on Instagram

Instagram has become one of the most-used social medias by climbers. This list is composed of leading climbers who use their Instagram accounts for climbing specific photos. There are a number of other top […]


Climbers Rescued After Night in North Gully on The Chief

March 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Climbers Rescued After Night in North Gully on The Chief

Two climbers were rescued today after they spent a night in the North Gully on The Chief. The story was posted to the Squamish Rock Climbing group on Facebook and one of the climbers, […]


Ghost Access Information for 2016

March 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Ghost Access Information for 2016

The Ghost public land use zone map has been updated by the Alberta government. To climbers, the area northwest of Calgary accessed by the Big Hill, which is east of Banff National Park, is known […]


Big New Mixed Route on Fitz Roy

March 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | Comments Off on Big New Mixed Route on Fitz Roy

Michal Sabovčík and Ján Smolen have climbed a new big mixed route on the south face of Fitz Roy. The Slovak climbers established Asado, a 665-metre 5.12 A2 M8, on the imposing and cold Patagonian […]