Climbers Alex Lowe and David Bridges’ Bodies Found in Himalayas

April 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Alex Lowe was one of America’s leading climbers when he died in an avalanche with David Bridges in 1999 by a serac fall in Tibet.  On April 27, Ueli Steck and David Goettler found their […]


The Bold and Cold Book is About 25 Canadian Rockies Alpine Routes

April 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

In the early 1980s, Swiss climber Urs Kallen met South African Dave Cheesmond in Calgary. Kallen asked Cheesmond if he would co-author a book about alpine climbing in the Canadian Rockies, Cheesmond said yes. Less […]


Win a Copy of ‘Above the Reich’ and Attend a Read in B.C. and Alberta

April 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Gripped editorial director’s David Chaundy-Smart has a new book by publisher Imaginary Mountain Surveyors called Above the Reich. The Canmore-based publishers focus on publishing mountain fiction and have a handful of great books available on their […]


B.C. Provincial Climbing Championship 2016 at Climb Base5

April 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News | No Comments »

The B.C. Provincial Climbing Championship will be held on April 30 at Climb Base5 in Vancouver. A number of top Canadian climbers have registered for the lead climbing event, including Hannah Block, Amanda Berezowski, Ben Ross and […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Canadians Heading to Chongqing

April 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Chongqing has attracted elite international talent in the Boulder and Speed disciplines since its first World Cup in 2012. The third World Cup of 2016 promises to be a great event. Four Canadians have […]


New Crack Climbs in Northwestern Ontario

April 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Northwestern Ontario had a long winter and spring is slow to start, but climbers have been hitting the rock on warm days. As many know, Northwestern Ontario has hundreds of sport and crack climbs […]


Five Fun Moderate Banff Multi-Pitch Sport Routes

April 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Banff is one of Canada’s most popular tourist towns, but it is also an ice and rock climbing hub. In the winter, people from around the world use Banff, located in Banff National Park in […]