Warm Dolomite Weather Leads to Big Winter Link

January 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Warm Dolomite Weather Leads to Big Winter Link

Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini made an impressive winter link of The Comici/Dimai on Cima Grande in one hour and 45 minutes, the Cassin route up Cima Ovest in two hours and 45 minutes […]


New Kelowna Rock Climbing Guidebook is Must Have

January 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New Kelowna Rock Climbing Guidebook is Must Have

While many publishers try to make the switch from paperback to digital app for climbing guidebooks, the desire by climbers to own physical books is making that difficult. Last year, a number of new […]


The 2016 Squamish Access Society General Report

January 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The 2016 Squamish Access Society General Report

There are more climbers than ever heading to Canadian rock and that makes the work of access societies difficult. Chris Small, presidents of the Squamish Access Society (SAS) wrote, “2016 was an extremely challenging year […]


Watch Alex Megos Highlights from 2016

January 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Megos Highlights from 2016

Alex Megos is one of the world’s leading rock climbers. In 2016, he visited Canada and established the first 5.15 in the country with Fightclub 5.15b, he made the fourth ascent of Dreamcatcher 5.14d, […]


New Nine-Pitch Banff Sport Route is River Run 5.10

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New Nine-Pitch Banff Sport Route is River Run 5.10

Chris Perry has been establishing routes in the Canadian Rockies for five decades. Some of his first new routes were in the Ghost in the 1970s and they were run-out and bold trad lines. […]


Parking Woes: Climbers Against New Squamish Business

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Parking Woes: Climbers Against New Squamish Business

Squamish is a busy place during rock climbing season and parking has become a major issue. To get straight to the point, a new business has been approved to open in the Adventure Centre […]


Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

In November 2016, Michaela Kiersch sent The Golden Ticket 5.14c at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. “A short film by Andy Wickstrom, Brandon and Gabi Fox that chronicles the historic first female ascent of […]