Hard New 1,000-Metre Route on Postern Mountain in Ramparts

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Postern Mountain is one of the big quartzite peaks in the Ramparts along the B.C. and Alberta border. It’s large northwest face had been talked about among Canadian alpine climbers for years. This August, […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Highlights from Imst Lead Finals

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The IFSC World Cup took place in Imst last weekend. To see how Canadians did and for results see here.


Edu Marin Repeats Big 5.14b in Switzerland

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Edu Marin, 31, has made the second ascent of Wogu 5.14b in the Ratikon, Switzerland, with his father Francisco Marin belaying. It was bolted by Beat Kammerlander and first freed by Adam Ondra. The […]


Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. Pieced Together in Hidden Dragon

August 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Freeing the Chinese Puzzle Wall has been attempted in the past, but it took the team of Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc to piece a route together. Their new line is called Hidden Dragon […]


Highlights from Jackalope Climbing Comp in Montreal

August 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The fifth Jackalope festival took place in Montreal this past weekend. The multi-sport event showcased highlining, skate boarding, base jump, climbing and moto cross. For more info on the event see here. Click to […]


Alex Megos’ Second Ascent Onsight of The Shining 5.13d on Mount Louis

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Thanks to Sonnie Trotter, Alex Megos has hit a Rockies grand slam: first ascent of a 5.15b called Fightclub, first ascent of a 5.14d called Full Nelson, flash of The Path 5.14R and an […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Domen Skofic and Magdalena Rock Take Imst

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The Imst Lead World Cup is taking place this weekend. Canadians competed in Qualifications, including Alannah Yip (finished 40th), Alison Stewart-Patterson (53rd), Christy Spurrel (54th), Jaylene Pratt (55th), Elan Jonas Mcrae (36th), Nathan Smith […]