New 12-Pitch 5.12 in Jasper is Ay Mamasita!

June 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New 12-Pitch 5.12 in Jasper is Ay Mamasita!

A group of Edmonton climbers recently completed a new route called Ay Mamasita! on Ashlar Ridge in Jasper National Park. The all-bolted climb is 5.6 to 5.11 up the first seven pitches and then […]


Marcel Aarden Sends ADATO 5.14b at Horne

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Marcel Aarden Sends ADATO 5.14b at Horne

Marcel Aarden has ticked his second 5.14 with a send of ADATO 5.14b at Horne Lake on Vancouver Island. After his his ascent, he noted on Facebook, “Feels so good to send the first […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Big Rockies Lines in Spring 2017

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Big Rockies Lines in Spring 2017

Marc-Andre Leclerc is back in the Canadian Rockies after spending his winter skiing on the West Coast. And over the past few weeks, he has climbed new routes and soloed some big rock lines. […]


Canadian Peter Zabrok is 57 and Does 57th El Cap Lap

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadian Peter Zabrok is 57 and Does 57th El Cap Lap

Ontario big-wall climber Peter Zabrok and U.K. climber Sean Warren have made the second ascent of Adrift on El Cap, 27 years after the first ascent. The Adrift ascent was not only one of […]


Squamish New Routing Continues With 5.12 on Apron

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Squamish New Routing Continues With 5.12 on Apron

Jeremy Blumel has made the first ascent of a new 5.12 on the Apron in Squamish called The Pegboard. Evan Stevens first imagined the line that is next to St. Vitus Dance back in […]


Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

Dani Fuertes has made the first ascent of No Pain No Gain, a new 5.15a in Rodellar, Spain. The climbing site 8a.nu reported that the 40-metre route has a 30-metre roof and has been […]


Watch Steve McClure on Britain’s First 5.15b

June 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Steve McClure on Britain’s First 5.15b

Watch a day out at Malham Cove with Steve McClure, including footage of him trying his recently climbed project, which he believes weighs in around 5.15b. McClure worked on the steep line that links […]