Jasper Gets New Eight-Pitch 5.10a on Ashlar Ridge

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Jasper Gets New Eight-Pitch 5.10a on Ashlar Ridge

Ashlar Ridge near the town of Jasper in Alberta has more good rock than many people realize and a few Edmonton climbers are starting to explore it. Thanks to the hard work of some […]


Nicolas Gaudreault Sends Old Quebec A4 at 5.13d

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Nicolas Gaudreault Sends Old Quebec A4 at 5.13d

Nicolas Gaudreault has climbed a new 5.13d at the aesthetic Parapluie wall in Saguenay, Quebec. He called his new test-piece Exegese. About one month ago, Gaudreault made the first free ascent of Facteur X, […]


Western Canada Wild Fires Affecting Summer Climbing

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Western Canada Wild Fires Affecting Summer Climbing

The wild fires in Western Canada have been raging for over a month and many climbers are feeling the burn. The first are burning throughout B.C. and into Alberta and the smoke is making […]


Laura Rogora Sends Biographie 5.14c in France

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Laura Rogora Sends Biographie 5.14c in France

Italian crusher Laura Rogora has sent the original Biographie 5.14c at Ceuse in France after a handful of attempts. She is currently working on the upper 5.15a section, the full route is known as […]


Watch Auer Free-Solo Three Dolomite Big Walls in a Day

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Auer Free-Solo Three Dolomite Big Walls in a Day

Hansjorg Auer has soloed three Dolomite big walls in a day with nothing more than a small paraglider, climbing shoes and a chalk bag. In August 2016, Auer free-soloed The Vinatzer/Messner VI+ 800m on […]


Webb and Condie Win Psicocomp 2017

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Webb and Condie Win Psicocomp 2017

The 2017 Psicocomp took place at Park City in Utah on during the Outdoor Retailer trade show. Hundreds of people made it to the Olympic training center to watch some of the world’s best […]


New Squamish Apron Nine-Pitch 5.9 Looks Fun

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New Squamish Apron Nine-Pitch 5.9 Looks Fun

Kris Wild and Paul Sobchak made the first ascent of Long Time, No See on the Apron in 2014 and spent the past few years cleaning in. The nice new route climbs up to […]