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 […]


Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

In Fall of 2016, Ben Smith made the first ascent of The Trickle Down 5.14-, the hardest route on Canada’s East Coast and the first of the grade in Nova Scotia. Be sure to […]


Nico Favresse Sends 5.14d Before Patagonia Trip

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Nico Favresse Sends 5.14d Before Patagonia Trip

Nico Favresse is one of the world’s leading all-round climbers. When he’s not freeing new lines up big walls, he is projecting difficult single-pitch routes. In preparation for his upcoming trip to Patagonia, he […]


Squamish Climbers Send The Chief in Icy Conditions

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Squamish Climbers Send The Chief in Icy Conditions

It’s fair to say that cold weather and lots of snow doesn’t shut down the climbing in Squamish. Jia Condon, Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson recently made an icy ascent of The […]