New Sport Routes at Ontario’s Old Baldy

April 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Sport Routes at Ontario’s Old Baldy

Long-time Ontario climber Mike Penney reported on social media about three new sport routes at Old Baldy. The popular Niagara Escarpment crag has a number of classic bolted lines, but there is plenty of […]


Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo Repeat Mega China 5.14

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo Repeat Mega China 5.14

Felipe Camargo and Alex Honnold have made the second and third ascent of Dani Andrada’s eight-pitch Corazon de Ensueno 5.14 in China’s Getu Valley. After the ascent, Camargo wrote, “Alex Honnold belayed me! We worked […]


Seven Splitter Squamish Photos by Jim Thornburg

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Seven Splitter Squamish Photos by Jim Thornburg

Jim Thornburg started climbing at 17 and over the past four decades has travelled the world in search of routes and climbers to photograph. He sold his first climbing photo in the late 1980s. It […]


Injured Climber Rescued Off Forbidden Corner on Yamnuska

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Injured Climber Rescued Off Forbidden Corner on Yamnuska

Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section in the Canadian Rockies responded to a call last week after a male climber fell on the popular Forbidden Corner 5.9. The climber fell about 10 metres and fractured his lower leg on […]


Julia Bobak Sends First 5.13b

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Julia Bobak Sends First 5.13b

West Coast climber Julia Bobak has send her first 5.13b after clipping the chains on Ahead by a Century at Horne Lake. After her send, she wrote on Sendage.com, “Kind of a unique style […]


New 5.12 at Halfway House in Cheakamus North of Squamish

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 5.12 at Halfway House in Cheakamus North of Squamish

Toby Foord-Kelcey has made the first ascent of Waldorf Salad 5.12d at Halfway House in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. After his send, he wrote on Sendage.com, “This thing took a lot of work […]


Watch Anak Verhoeven’s Big Send of France 5.14

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Anak Verhoeven’s Big Send of France 5.14

Belgium crusher Anak Verhoeven recently sent Bronx 5.14c at Orgon, France. The famous route was once considered the most difficult in the world after its first ascent by Francois Petit in 1994. At 19, Verhoeven […]