Doug McConnell Sends The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

September 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Doug McConnell Sends The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

Strong Australian climber Doug McConnell has made the 10th ascent of The Path at Lake Louise. The 5.14R has become the must-climb trad test-piece in the Rockies. McConnell made the fifth ascent of Yamnuska’s […]


Watch Andrew Funk Send The Egg V11 in Squamish

September 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Andrew Funk Send The Egg V11 in Squamish

Andrew Funk was one of the strongest rock climbers the Alberta youth climbing comp scene has produced over the past decade. With 5.14 and V11 under his belt, he has moved to Canada’s west […]


Watch 11-year-old Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi’s Sick 5.14 Send

September 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch 11-year-old Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi’s Sick 5.14 Send

Meet 11-year-old Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi from Kharkiv, Ukraine, and watch him send the vertical test-piece Hipnofotofilia 5.14a at Birów Mountain in Poland. Shortly after Hipnofotofilia, he sent his first 5.14b called Pijane Trójkąty on Big […]


East Coaster and West Coaster Solo New Van Island Alpine

September 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on East Coaster and West Coaster Solo New Van Island Alpine

East coast climber Max Fisher and west coast climber Ryan Van Horne teamed up for a solo ascent of a new route on King’s Peak. Their new alpine climb goes up the Queen’s Face […]


Five Top Shots From Lion’s Head This Summer

September 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Five Top Shots From Lion’s Head This Summer

Lion’s Head is Ontario’s premiere limestone sport climbing location. The rock rises above Georgian Bay and has been drawing climbers for decades. The following are five photos from this summer that show just how […]


The Landmark in Orient Bay is Long Running Project

September 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on The Landmark in Orient Bay is Long Running Project

Canada has many unfinished routes and Ontario is no exception. The Landmark in Orient Bay has been talked about for decades. It’s an eye-catching dihedral that leads to a roof and more cracks up […]


Markus Pucher’s Cerro Torre Solo Attempt Ends Near Summit

September 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Markus Pucher’s Cerro Torre Solo Attempt Ends Near Summit

Marcus Pucher soloed the Ragni route on Cerro Torre on Sept. 3 and stopped only 40 metres from the summit. The snow and rime ice conditions were too difficult to risk climbing. The strong […]