Canadian Kim McGrenere Sends Her First 5.14a

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadian Kim McGrenere Sends Her First 5.14a

West-coast based Kim McGrenere has ticked her first 5.14a with her send of Galactic Emperor in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. “My favourite climbing style is a combination of powerful and technical, and I really enjoy […]


New Goat Wall 21-Pitch Bolted Rockies Route is 5.11

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Goat Wall 21-Pitch Bolted Rockies Route is 5.11

In 2016, Tyler Kirkland and Mark Carlson established Fluff Goat Butt-Face up the Goat Wall on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies. The new 5.11 fully-bolted line is 605 metres and is climbed […]


Adam Currie Sends Old Rockies Proj at 5.13d

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Currie Sends Old Rockies Proj at 5.13d

Adam Currie has made the first ascent of an old Marcus Norman project in the Rockies. Currie called the Prairie Creek route Core Shot and graded it 5.13d. “The line itself has really sat […]


Updated: Leclerc Quickly Free-Solos Big Rockies Routes

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Updated: Leclerc Quickly Free-Solos Big Rockies Routes

On June 27, Marc-Andre Leclerc free-soloed two big routes in the Canadian Rockies up steep limestone walls. Climbing the two walls, EEOR and Ha Ling, in a day has long been local climbers’ objective […]


New Guidebook to Crest Creek Rock on West Coast

June 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New Guidebook to Crest Creek Rock on West Coast

In a quiet corner of Vancouver Island near the west coast community of Gold River can be found one of the Island’s most charming and quietly-popular recreation destinations. For rock climbers from Victoria to […]


Seb Bouin Sends Decades-Old France Project

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Seb Bouin Sends Decades-Old France Project

Seb Bouin recently sent a 20-year project in France he called Legend 5.14d at Pic Saint-Loup close to Monpellier in France. Bouin added an extension to the 25-metre Legend that he hopes to send […]


Nobel Prize Winner Awarded Arco Climbing Nod

June 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Nobel Prize Winner Awarded Arco Climbing Nod

John Mike Kosterlitz was awarded the Nopel Prize in Physics in 2016 and Climbing Ambassador by Arco Rock Legends 2017 Awards. The award will be presented on Aug. 25 in the city of Arco […]