The Hillary Step on Mount Everest is Gone

May 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Hillary Step on Mount Everest collapsed sometime in the past few years. The rock feature was an exposed and steep section of the Southeast Ridge that was first climbed in 1953 by Edmund […]


Austrians Climb New R-rated Black Canyon Route

May 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Austrians Hansjorg Auer and Much Mayr have climbed the new 600-metre route called Mango Tango 5.11+R/X in Black Canyon, Colorado. They sent the 11-pitch test-piece line on the right side of Diagonal Buttress ground-up […]


Team Officials for Canadian Youth Team 2017

May 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News | No Comments »

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) has announced the 2017 team officials for the Youth National Team. “We are very proud to announce the team officials that will be joining head coach Chris Neve this year […]


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, […]