Hard Spring 2017 Sends on Canada’s West Coast

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Squamish has a lot of action this spring from climbers local and visiting. Over the past few weeks, there have been hard boulders and routes sent. At Horne Lake, Julia Bobak sent Fast Cat […]


Alex Megos Repeats Companion of Change 5.15 in Austria

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Alex Megos has made the second ascent of Jakob Schubert’s Companion of Change, a techy 5.15a at Bergstation in Zillertal, Austria. In 2016, Megos spent a week projecting a new route in Banff National […]


New 12-Pitch 5.12 in Jasper is Ay Mamasita!

June 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

A group of Edmonton climbers recently completed a new route called Ay Mamasita! on Ashlar Ridge in Jasper National Park. The all-bolted climb is 5.6 to 5.11 up the first seven pitches and then […]


Marcel Aarden Sends ADATO 5.14b at Horne

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Marcel Aarden has ticked his second 5.14 with a send of ADATO 5.14b at Horne Lake on Vancouver Island. After his his ascent, he noted on Facebook, “Feels so good to send the first […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Big Rockies Lines in Spring 2017

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Marc-Andre Leclerc is back in the Canadian Rockies after spending his winter skiing on the West Coast. And over the past few weeks, he has climbed new routes and soloed some big rock lines. […]


Canadian Peter Zabrok is 57 and Does 57th El Cap Lap

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadian Peter Zabrok is 57 and Does 57th El Cap Lap

Ontario big-wall climber Peter Zabrok and U.K. climber Sean Warren have made the second ascent of Adrift on El Cap, 27 years after the first ascent. The Adrift ascent was not only one of […]


Squamish New Routing Continues With 5.12 on Apron

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Squamish New Routing Continues With 5.12 on Apron

Jeremy Blumel has made the first ascent of a new 5.12 on the Apron in Squamish called The Pegboard. Evan Stevens first imagined the line that is next to St. Vitus Dance back in […]