New Ontario Eyeball Crag is Big Granite Wall

May 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

In the Algoma region of Ontario are a number of granite walls and domes that, for some reason or another, have never been developed. The access isn’t bad and the main wall is big […]


New Spring 2017 Sport Routes Added to Bow Valley

May 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

In 2016, Alex Megos sent Fight Club 5.15b as Canada’s first 5.15. The steep line is found at Raven Crag above Banff. While the 5.15 might attract strong climbers from around the world to […]


Kilian Jornet on Everest and Himalayan Summits 2017

May 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Kilian Jornet is in the Himalayas to attempt a speed record on Mount Everest. Last week, he climbed Cho Oyu for training and for an attempt at the speed record, but weather shut the […]


Sebastian Pacey-Smith Sends Hard Nova Scotia Problems

May 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Sebastian Pacey-Smith had a big April in Nova Scotia, sending a number of the Maritime province’s hardest problems. In the short video below by Krista deMolito, Pacey-Smith sends Kodiak V13/14 (seconnd ascent), Grizzly V12, […]


Colin Haley Solos Big Alpine Line in Alaska

May 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Colin Haley has soloed the North Buttress of Begguya (also known as Mount Hunter) in one day. He first attempted the big feat in 2012, but retreaded less than 100 metres from the summit. […]


Proposed Mount Habrich Via Ferrata Near Squamish

May 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Squamish Access Society (SAS) has posted on their website about a proposed via ferrata on Mount Habrich above Squamish, read the full news release here. Habrich is an alpine granite peak that is […]


The 2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

May 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The 2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy will be held in Squamish from July 20 to 23. Like years past, the popular climbing event expects to draw hundreds of climbing enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes […]