Alex Megos and Tim Emmett Entertain at Canmore Climbing Fest

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Canmore Climbing Festival had a sold-out second show with nearly 300 climbers in the audience. The evening began with Sonnie Trotter giving a few words, which was followed by Becca Marrie and Andy […]


New Route on East Face of Mount Slesse

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The East Face direct of Mount Slesse was climbed in July 1997 by Sean Easton and Dave Edgar and is one of the hardest routes like it in B.C. The route has been attempted […]


Jon Cardwell Sends New 5.14d at Rifle

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

Jon Cardwell has made the first ascent of Fat Camp 5.14d in Rifle, Colorado. Fixed by Joe Kinder a few years ago, it climbs a big roof in the Wicked Cave. There is a […]


Canmore Climbing Fest: Five Reasons to Go

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Canmore Climbing Festival is heading into its second year running. Sonnie Trotter started the event, which is hoping to fill 250 seats at the Canmore high school this Fri. Aug. 12. Here are […]


Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | No Comments »

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]


Two New Hard Routes at Roche Lake and Cheakamus

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

During good weather spells, climbers have been sending old and new projects in Western Canada. At Roche Lake near Kamloops, Pat Campbell sent a direct start to a hard route that he bolted last […]


Dan Beland Makes Second Ascent of West Coast 5.14b/c

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Dan Beland has been on a tear the past year with big sends around North America. Over the last few days, he focused his energy on an unrepeated 2012 route by Elan Jonas McRae […]