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 | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

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 | Comments Off on Two New Hard Routes at Roche Lake and Cheakamus

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 | Comments Off on Dan Beland Makes Second Ascent of West Coast 5.14b/c

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 […]


Lucas Uchida Flashes Lion’s Head 5.13c

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Lucas Uchida Flashes Lion’s Head 5.13c

Lucas Uchida is a top Ontario climber who visited Lion’s Head this past weekend. Mike Penney, local climber and photographer, encouraged Uchida to wear a pink shirt for his flash attempt of Maxi Piesta […]


Germans Repeat Big Baffin Island Route on the Turret

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Germans Repeat Big Baffin Island Route on the Turret

Robert Jasper and Stefan Glowacz have returend from a multi-week trip to Baffin Island. The team repeated the 1995 15-pitch 5.10 A3 called Nuvualik climbed by Mark Synnott, Jerry Gore and Warren Hollinger on […]


Alex Megos Sends Another New 5.14 in Rockies

August 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Megos Sends Another New 5.14 in Rockies

Alex Megos has been in the Canadian Rockies for a little under two weeks and has climbed a handful of new 5.14s. On Aug. 8, he sent an old project in the Carrot Creek […]