Alex Megos’ Second Ascent Onsight of The Shining 5.13d on Mount Louis

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Thanks to Sonnie Trotter, Alex Megos has hit a Rockies grand slam: first ascent of a 5.15b called Fightclub, first ascent of a 5.14d called Full Nelson, flash of The Path 5.14R and an […]


Conrad Kain and Bugaboo Spire Celebrated 100 Years Later

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

In the summer of 1916, legendary mountain guide Conrad Kain was 30 years old. By season’s end, he made the first ascents of 15 mountains, including some of the now famous in the Bugaboos. […]


Marc Eveleigh Sends Leviathan in Rockies, His First 5.14

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Calgary-based comp crusher Marc Eveleigh has sent his first 5.14. Earlier today, he clipped the chains on the 25-metre eight-bolt Leviathan. Earlier this year, Eveleigh placed first at the Calgary Climbing Centre provincial and […]


New Hard Routes on Baffin Island Big Walls

August 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The strong team of Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Matteo De Zaiacomo, Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera have returned from 10 weeks of Baffin Island climbing. The world-class climbers climbed a number of new […]


Watch Short Film on Squamish Sender Jamie Finlayson

August 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Jamie Finlayson is one of Canada’s strongest all-round rock climbers with sends of The Reckoning V14, Terminator V13, Superman 5.14c and Smell the Glove 5.14c. Gripped’s videographer Adam Wojtkowiak caught up with Finlayson this […]


Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle to Headline 2016 Banff Mountain Festival

August 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Rock climbing has never seen the likes of these women. Both are known for their trailblazing ascents of The Nose, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn; for establishing record-breaking speed climbs, for possessing a steely […]


Nick Elson Sets Grand Traverse Record in Wyoming

August 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The first ascent of the Grand Traverse from south to north was by Allen Steck, Dick Long and John Evans in 1963 in just over 21 hours. Over the year, the north to south […]