Doug McConnell Sends The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

September 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Strong Australian climber Doug McConnell has made the 10th ascent of The Path at Lake Louise. The 5.14R has become the must-climb trad test-piece in the Rockies. McConnell made the fifth ascent of Yamnuska’s […]


East Coaster and West Coaster Solo New Van Island Alpine

September 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on East Coaster and West Coaster Solo New Van Island Alpine

East coast climber Max Fisher and west coast climber Ryan Van Horne teamed up for a solo ascent of a new route on King’s Peak. Their new alpine climb goes up the Queen’s Face […]


The Landmark in Orient Bay is Long Running Project

September 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on The Landmark in Orient Bay is Long Running Project

Canada has many unfinished routes and Ontario is no exception. The Landmark in Orient Bay has been talked about for decades. It’s an eye-catching dihedral that leads to a roof and more cracks up […]


Shortlist for Boardman Tasker Mountain Literature Award

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Shortlist for Boardman Tasker Mountain Literature Award

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature started in 1983 to commemorate the lives of Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker. Every year, a new jury selects a handful of books for the shortlist and […]


Jon Siegrist’s Second Free Ascent of Colorado 5.14 at 4,200 metres

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist’s Second Free Ascent of Colorado 5.14 at 4,200 metres

Jon Siegrist recently made the second ascent the Full Dunn/Westbay on Long’s Peak’s Diamond in Colorado. The 10-pitch 5.14a is one of the hardest routes at the elevation of 4,200 metres in North America. […]


Alex Honnold’s Summer Injuries Result of Rope Climbing Accident

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Honnold’s Summer Injuries Result of Rope Climbing Accident

Alex Honnold reported to the American Alpine Journal that he suffered a compression fracture of two vertebrae this summer after a fall at Index, Washington. In his report, he said, “I had run up […]


Hard Sends Go Down at Horne Lake

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Hard Sends Go Down at Horne Lake

Horne Lake is on Vancouver Island and boasts some of the steepest limestone climbing in B.C. Over the past few weeks, strong climbers have sent hard routes there. First was Amanda Berezowski’s send of […]