Quebec 5.13d Gets Second and Third Ascent

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Jean-Pierre Ouellet made the first ascent of the hard route called 5km at Weir a few years ago. Graded 5.13d, it is one of the more difficult routes at the crag. Pascal Lange has […]


Adam Ondra Sends Vicious Circle 5.15a/b

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra sends the hardest route in Mišja Peč, Slovenia. He added an extension to the the classic route Sanski Par by a few moves. He graded his extension 5.14c and the entire route 5.15a/b.


KLO Creek in Kelowna is B.C.’s New Sport Crag

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Over the past few years, Kelowna climbers have been developing a new crag along KLO Creek. The area was recently made into a regional park as part of the District of Central Okanagan. There […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]


Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2011.01, Articles, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Part of a new generation of bold Canadian climbers, Will Stanhope and Andrew Boyd risk it all and bag a free ascent on the South Face of the Turret in the Adamants.





Happy Earth Day and Keeping Your Crag Clean

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | No Comments »

The first Earth Day in Canada was held on this day in 1990, the same year Ben Moon sent Hubble 5.14d at Raven Tor. The sport of climbing has come a long way in […]


Dave Mai and His Skaha Bluffs Film Initiative

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Dave Mai is an independent music and film producer from the Okanagan. He started to get into film making about the same time he discovered rock climbing. He became passionate about both disciplines very […]