Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

The Kain Route on Bugaboo Spire is one of Canada’s most iconic alpine climbs. The route begins at the Bugaboo/Snowpatch Col and climbs mostly easy fifth-class up a ridge until the crux. A steep […]


Becca and Sara Frangos on Climbing in Olympics on CBC

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Becca and Sara Frangos on Climbing in Olympics on CBC

Becca and Sara Frangos have been making headlines for their comp wins over the past decade. Based in Canmore, the 18-year-old twin sisters are currently ranked first and second place in Difficulty in their age […]


Alex Honnold Solos Hard Ireland Route The Complete Scream

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Honnold Solos Hard Ireland Route The Complete Scream

Alex Honnold is currently touring around the U.K. and yesterday stopped by Ireland’s Fair Head to repeat a difficult route by soloing it. The line was first climbed in 2005 by Ricky Bell at a grade […]


Inside the West Coast’s Base5 Open Performance Team

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Inside the West Coast’s Base5 Open Performance Team

The open performance team at Climb Base5 is preparing for its second season, aiming to again provide high-level training opportunities for aspiring young adults. This past year, the eight-person team competed in all local events […]


Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey Trailer

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey Trailer

The upcoming documentary by Dave O’Leske about Fred Beckey is called Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey. O’Leske examines the life of one of the most rebellious climbing icons ever. Beckey inspired a generation with his daring […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Time for Vail and Canadians Ready

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on IFSC 2016 World Cup: Time for Vail and Canadians Ready

The Vail World Cup is the only IFSC World Cup taking place in North America in 2016. It is part of the GoPro Mountain Games from June 9 to 12 that draws thousands of […]


Bolt Replacement for Winnipeg and Kenora Climbers a Success

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Bolt Replacement for Winnipeg and Kenora Climbers a Success

Matt Dennison of Winnipeg sent in the following letter about a re-bolting initiative he has been part of. “I wanted to alert you guys about the kick ass climbing community in Winnipeg/Northwestern Ontario and […]