Updated: Leclerc Quickly Free-Solos Big Rockies Routes

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Updated: Leclerc Quickly Free-Solos Big Rockies Routes

On June 27, Marc-Andre Leclerc free-soloed two big routes in the Canadian Rockies up steep limestone walls. Climbing the two walls, EEOR and Ha Ling, in a day has long been local climbers’ objective […]


New Guidebook to Crest Creek Rock on West Coast

June 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New Guidebook to Crest Creek Rock on West Coast

In a quiet corner of Vancouver Island near the west coast community of Gold River can be found one of the Island’s most charming and quietly-popular recreation destinations. For rock climbers from Victoria to […]


Seb Bouin Sends Decades-Old France Project

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Seb Bouin Sends Decades-Old France Project

Seb Bouin recently sent a 20-year project in France he called Legend 5.14d at Pic Saint-Loup close to Monpellier in France. Bouin added an extension to the 25-metre Legend that he hopes to send […]


Nobel Prize Winner Awarded Arco Climbing Nod

June 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Nobel Prize Winner Awarded Arco Climbing Nod

John Mike Kosterlitz was awarded the Nopel Prize in Physics in 2016 and Climbing Ambassador by Arco Rock Legends 2017 Awards. The award will be presented on Aug. 25 in the city of Arco […]


Fun Ontario 5.10 at Devil’s Glen Re-Bolted

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Fun Ontario 5.10 at Devil’s Glen Re-Bolted

Rock climbing development takes a lot of work, from access issues to fixing existing hardware on old routes. Ontario has a lot of old climbs, originally bolted in the 1980s and 1990s. Some of […]


Sam Tucker Onsights 5.13 Trad at Lake Louise

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Sam Tucker Onsights 5.13 Trad at Lake Louise

Calgary climber Sam Tucker is on a sending spree and has just onsighted Where Geezas Get Amongst It at Back of the Lake near Lake Louise. The steep and technical 5.13a is an extension […]


Watch Nicole Deuchar on Squamish 5.12

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Nicole Deuchar on Squamish 5.12

Watch Nicole Deuchar on Digital Dexterity 5.12c at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish in this short film by Stu Smith. Digital Dexterity is an often-mossy climb at Pixie Corner that requires cleaning before sending. […]