Tommy Caldwell Works on Book at Banff Centre

July 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Tommy Caldwell received the Paul D. Fleck fellowship from The Banff Centre this year to complete his new book. With Kelly Cordes, author of The Tower, they worked for 16 hours a day for […]


Jared Leto and American National Parks Rock Climbing

July 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Video | No Comments »

A documentary series celebrating America’s National Parks and the incredible adventurers who explore them has been produced by Oscar winner and Joker Jared Leto. Watch the trailer below. The series will feature Alex Honnold, […]


Five Must-Climb Rockies 5.11s, from Off-Piste to Well-Travelled

July 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The Canadian Rockies are home to some big rock climbs. While many know about the popular single-pitch crag routes at Grassi Lakes, Cougar Canyon, Heart Creek and Acephale, few know about some of the […]


Nalle Hukkataival Sends Dragon’s Guardian in South Africa

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

Nalle Hukkataival made the second ascent of Paul Robinson’s Dragon’s Guardian at Cederberg in South Africa less than two weeks after the first ascent. Robinson graded the problem V15 and Hukkataival was quick to […]


Canadian Rockies: 100th Anniversary of Mount Louis’ First Ascent

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

The first ascent of Mount Louis in Banff National Park was on July 19, 2016, by Conrad Kain and A.H. MacCarthy. Over the past 100 years, there have been over 20 ways climbed to […]


Philip Quade’s Road Trip Update and Historic V11 Send in Calabogie

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

It was good to get home for a few days between long hauls on the road. I had two days of developing and climbing on my boulders in Quadeville, Ont., and a third day […]


Jon Siegrist Repeats Squamish 5.14 for Third Ascent

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Crusher Jon Siegrist recently visited Squamish for the Arc’teryx Climbign Academy. Before teaching a lengthy strength clinic to a few dozen keen climbers, he sessioned at Paradise Valley with local sender Tom Wright. The […]