Nominations Open for Banff Mountain Summit of Excellence Award

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Nominations Open for Banff Mountain Summit of Excellence Award

Presented at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival since 1987, the annual Summit of Excellence Award has recognized an individual who has made a significant contribution to mountain life in the Canadian Rockies. The […]


Sonnie Trotter Frees Eight-Pitch Prow Wall 5.14 in Squamish

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter Frees Eight-Pitch Prow Wall 5.14 in Squamish

Sonnie Trotter has established many of Canada’s most difficult climbs and many of them have been on Canada’s West Coast. Yesterday, Trotter reported on his social media that he made the first free ascent […]


Edward Whymper Would Be 176 Years Old Today

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Edward Whymper Would Be 176 Years Old Today

Edward Whymper was a leading climber during British mountaineering’s golden age. During the 1850s and 1860s, many of Europe’s big objectives were climbed and Whymper was a driving force behind many ascent. He worked […]


William Bosi is 17 and Sends 5.14d as Youngest Brit to Climb Grade

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on William Bosi is 17 and Sends 5.14d as Youngest Brit to Climb Grade

William Bosi is 17 years old and just became the youngest U.K. climber to send 5.14d with his send of Rainshadow. His send is the sixth ascent of the hard route. Other senders include […]


11-Year-Old Oriane Bertone Sends Sixth V11

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on 11-Year-Old Oriane Bertone Sends Sixth V11

Oriane Bertone sent the left variation of Ganesh Assis V11 in Ravine Saint on Reunion Island. The 11-year-old had sent the route a month ago, but some climbers claimed the young climber’s foot touched […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

Spring is in full swing and climbers across Canada are putting their months on plastic to work on real stone. Here are a few outdoor and indoor moves that would feel good to make […]


Said Belhaj is First Swedish Climber to Send 5.15

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Said Belhaj is First Swedish Climber to Send 5.15

Swedish climber Said Belhaj has sent Chris Sharma’s 2008 route Papichulo 5.15a at Oliana in Spain. Not only is this his hardest route, but it’s the first time a Swedish climber has ticked a […]