Climber Rescued from Yamnuska After Big Fall on Diretissema

September 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Climber Rescued from Yamnuska After Big Fall on Diretissema

Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section responded to a call on Sept. 1 to an injured climber on Yamnuska. The leader took a 15-metre fall and hit a ledge and sustained injuries to their head […]


Tommy Caldwell and Adam Stack Climb Hooker Fast

September 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Tommy Caldwell and Adam Stack Climb Hooker Fast

Tommy Caldwell and Adam Stack have climbed Mount Hooker’s Jaded Lady, a 600-metre 5.12a, in a day car-to-car. They travelled 48 kilometres round-trip and Caldwell onsighted every pitch in their sub 20-hour push. In […]


Sean McColl Heading to Adidas Rockstars 2016

September 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Sean McColl Heading to Adidas Rockstars 2016

Some of the world’s top boulderers will be heading to the Adidas Rockstars Sept. 23 and 24. The event draws strong climbers to Stuttgart’s modern Porsche-Arena for the fifth year in a row. Around […]


The Risk and Responsibility of Being a Climber

September 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The Risk and Responsibility of Being a Climber

It seems we’re forgetting that injury and death are potential consequences of playing in the uncontrollable environment of the vertical arena.





Lion’s Head Above the Clouds 5.13 Gets Second Ascent

September 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Lion’s Head Above the Clouds 5.13 Gets Second Ascent

Ontario’s Leslie Timms has reported about the second ascent of her Lion’s Head route Above the Clouds. “It just got its second ascent/first male ascent,” said Timms. “It’s been attempted by a few folks […]


Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope Free Bugaboos Retinal Circus

September 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope Free Bugaboos Retinal Circus

Retinal Circus was climbed by Aaron Martin and Zack Smith. The big crack system climbs the Minaret on the South Howser Tower in the Bugaboos. After their ascent, Smith wrote in the American Alpine […]


Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle to Headline 2016 Banff Mountain Festival

September 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle to Headline 2016 Banff Mountain Festival

Rock climbing has never seen the likes of these women. Both are known for their trailblazing ascents of The Nose, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn; for establishing record-breaking speed climbs, for possessing a steely […]