Longtime Gripped Photo Editor and Climber Chris Lepik Passes

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Longtime Gripped Photo Editor and Climber Chris Lepik Passes

Recently, Chris Lepik, 48, longtime senior photo editor and advertising sales director of Gripped and important figure in all Gripped Publishing Inc. magazines, passed away. He was a much-loved member of our team for […]


Old Lake Louise Project Pushed to Top Called Mountain Fiction

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Old Lake Louise Project Pushed to Top Called Mountain Fiction

Canmore-based Jerry Auld and Dustin Lynx have pushed an old project to the top of a wall at the base of Fairview Mountain in the Rockies and called it Mountain Fiction. The Rockfall Wall […]


Five Classic B.C. Routes to Climb This Autumn

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Classic B.C. Routes to Climb This Autumn

The summer is over, but in many parts of Canada that means perfect sending temps. British Columbia had a warm and muggy season, so the cooler temps will be a welcome relief for many. […]


Alex Puccio Sends 5.13d During Rehab for Neck Injury

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Puccio Sends 5.13d During Rehab for Neck Injury

Alex Puccio is a few months out from an operation to fuse her spinal cord in her neck. She has been busy training and recovering and has been climbing outdoors for two weeks. While […]


Less Theft Result of Skaha Park Watch

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Less Theft Result of Skaha Park Watch

In the spring of 2016, Skaha Bluffs Park Watch Society began to patrol the parking area at the popular B.C. climbing crag. This past weekend, climbers and locals gathered to celebrate the success of […]


New Hard Four-Pitch at Gros Bonnett in Quebec

September 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Four-Pitch at Gros Bonnett in Quebec

It has been reported on EscaladeClimbing.com that Jeff Beaulieu has made the first free ascent of L’Examen de Rattrapage, a new four pitch climb at Gros Bonnet. A number of climbers helped to clean and […]


New 5.10 at Classic Ontario Crag Metcalfe

September 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New 5.10 at Classic Ontario Crag Metcalfe

Leslie Timms has reported about a new 5.10d at Metcalfe Rock in Ontario. The new line climbs up left of Harry’s Climb 5.12a, a burly four-bolt route. The new bolted Metcalfe route is called […]