Fjordguard is a New Squamish Crag With 5.12 Gear Routes

June 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

In 2015, we reported about a new route called The White Raven that Taran Ortlieb sent at 5.12b with gear to four inches. The route is on a new wall that Paul McSorley has […]


Online Revelstoke Bouldering Guide and Topos

June 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Revelstoke is on the Trans Canada Highway in B.C. about six hours from Vancouver between the Selkirk and the Monashee ranges. The area is one of Canada’s top areas for skiers, backcountry enthusiasts and […]


Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner Wins Top Italian Design Award

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Grivel Twin Gate carabiner wins the Compasso d’Orco ADI for design. The Compasso d’Oro ADI is an association for industrial awards that began over 50 years ago. The Twin Gate is designed as a locking […]


Top Climbers to Open Calgary Bouldering Gym Called Bolder

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Josh Muller, Zak McGurk and Craig Doram are opening a new climbing gym in Calgary built specifically for boulderers. “We have been working tirelessly for month to make this dream a reality,” said Muller. “Join […]


New Yamnuska Guidebook by Andy Genereux Bigger and Brighter

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Andy Genereux has established dozens of routes and cataloged the history of the famous Alberta mountain. In 2010, he climbed 50 routes on Yam in one year for his 50th birthday, read about it here. […]


The 2016 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival in Ontario

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) has announced sign-up is open for the fourth annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival (BVCF). The fun event will run from July 15 to 17. The festival will be held […]


Lauren Watson Sends Just Can’t Do It, Her First 5.13

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Thanks to Lauren Watson, Squamish has a climbing gym with ropes. She called the space Ground Up and it has become a hub of climbing activity on Canada’s West Coast. Long before that, she […]