Canadian Kindar McNamee Finishes Top 20 at Worlds

September 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadian Kindar McNamee Finishes Top 20 at Worlds

B.C. climbers and brothers Kindar and Guy McNamee are currently at the IFSC Youth World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. So far, the two strong siblings have competed in Youth B Boulder. In Qualifications, Guy […]


Wild Fires 2017 Close Bugaboos and Bow Hut

September 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Wild Fires 2017 Close Bugaboos and Bow Hut

Not since 2003 has the Bugaboos area closed to backcountry users. The extreme risk of new fires and the danger from existing ones is too high for land managers to risk. Bow Hut and […]


Canadian Indiana Chapman Makes Worlds Finals

September 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadian Indiana Chapman Makes Worlds Finals

Ontario climber Indiana Chapman has advanced to Finals at the IFSC Youth World Champsionships in Innsbruck, Austria, in Youth B Boulder. The week-long event had over 1,100 climbers register to compete in a number […]


Historic Bugaboos One-Day Howser Towers Link-Up

September 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Historic Bugaboos One-Day Howser Towers Link-Up

Will Stanhope and Leo Houlding have linked the three west faces of the Howser Towers in the Bugaboos in a day. Their 2,000-metre, 5.12+, 58 rope-length, 23.5-hour link-up is the first to include the […]


Mount Dag in B.C. 5.11d Big Wall Repeated

August 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Mount Dag in B.C. 5.11d Big Wall Repeated

Mount Dag has a nearly 1,000-metre north face with at least three big routes. One of those routes is the all-free 950-metre Riding Skinfaxi at 5.11d. B.C. climbers Jasmin Caton and Cam Shute just […]


Climbers Shot At in Little Cottonwood Canyon

August 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Climbers Shot At in Little Cottonwood Canyon

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that a gunman opened fire on Monday evening on climbers in Little Cottonwood Canyon, a popular Utah climbing area. Samuel Clairmont and partners were rappelling from the fourth pitch […]


New Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain in B.C.

August 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain in B.C.

Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn made the first ascent of Game of Thrones up the southwest face of Monarch Mountain in the Coast Mountains between Aug. 4 and 6. The 1,250-metre route was climbed […]