Canadian Amanda Berezowski Sends West Coast 5.13c

May 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Amanda Berezowski started comp climbing in Calgary when she was 16. She was part of the city’s junior team and climbed with top climbers nationally and internationally. She just sent the first 5.13 she […]


Make May 2-4 a Climbing Weekend

May 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The weekend before May 25 is Victoria Day, but is known to many Canadians as the May 2-4 weekend. While it is meant to be celebrated with fireworks, a case of 24 beers and […]


New Must-Have Western Canada Guidebooks for 2016

May 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

While many climbers have turned to keeping track of their ascents on sites like 8a.nu and Sendage.com, nothing will replace the convenience of a guidebook. Some sites such as Mountainproject.com and thecrag.com have built […]


Dan Beland Sends Supermanboy 5.14c on West Coast

May 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

In the summer of 2015, Dan Beland sent Revival 5.14b on the Big Show in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. After he clipped the chains on Revival, he wrote on Sendage.com, “So awesome! Despite […]


Strong Brits Repeat Hard Yosemite Route El Nino

May 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

British climbers Robbie Phillips and Jacob Cook have both sent El Nino 5.13c on El Cap in Yosemite. “This doesn’t just count as another big rock climb for me to tick of the list, […]


Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14 in Alberta Rockies

May 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Evan Hau has been one of Canada’s leading hard-route developers for the past few years. He recently sent one of his projects at Apocalypse Cave on Grotto Mountain and called it Belly of the […]


Watch the First Ascent of New 5.14d/15a in Poland

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

This week, Piotrek Schab sent what might be the hardest route in Poland with his send of Stal Mielec 5.14d/15a. Here is the last crux after climbing over 50 moves up the Mamutowa Cave […]