New Hard Ontario Sport Route at Metcalfe Rock

June 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Ontario Sport Route at Metcalfe Rock

Leslie Timms of Ontario has reported about a new 5.11d at Metcalfe Rock on the Niagara Escarpment. The hard route climbs between Split Image and Escalating Tension and follows a bold and beautiful white […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

June 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]


Canadian Philip Quade’s Summer 2016 Road Trip: Part One

June 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Philip Quade’s Summer 2016 Road Trip: Part One

Talk about a wild week. Since leaving Calgary last Sunday, I’ve seen sun, snow, rain and hail. Temps have ranged from -2 C to 30 C in just one week over four states. My first […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Greg Child, Big Wall and Alpine Legend

June 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Greg Child, Big Wall and Alpine Legend

Australian Greg Child was one of the world’s leading big wall and alpine climbers in the 1980s and 1990s. Some of his most impressive ascents include the first ascent of Lost in America VI 5.9 […]


Watch Adam Ondra Send Geocache 5.15a

June 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Adam Ondra Send Geocache 5.15a

Adam Ondra recently made the second ascent of Alex Megos’ Frankenjura Geocache 5.15a, sending it in one day. Watch this footage that shows Ondra’s first attempt in hopes of becoming the first person to […]


Alex Megos Sends Hubble, Comments on Grade

June 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Sends Hubble, Comments on Grade

Alex Megos, 22, is one of the world’s strongest climbers and he recently sent the Ben Moon test-piece Hubble at Raven Tor. The 1990 climb was first graded 5.14c and was repeated four times […]


Sonnie Trotter’s 2016 Canadian Slide Show Tour

June 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Events, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter’s 2016 Canadian Slide Show Tour

Sonnie Trotter is one of North America’s leading climbers and he has announced a slide show tour that will visit eight Canadian towns and cities between June 6 and June 23. “I’ll be talking about […]