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 […]


Top Seven Sends by Alex Megos in Canada, from Firsts to Flashes

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Top Seven Sends by Alex Megos in Canada, from Firsts to Flashes

Alex Megos visited Canada for nearly a month-and-a-half in the summer of 2016. The trip was organized by Sonnie Trotter, who saw the potential of having one of the world’s strongest climbers visit. Megos […]


New Squamish Crag is Substation with Steep Sport Routes

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Squamish Crag is Substation with Steep Sport Routes

Toby Foord-Kelcey has published an online guide to a new bolted area north of Squamish called the Substation. The short crag has a steep and burly power-endurance routes. Development began in 2015 and by […]


Watch the Alex Megos Symmetry Formula

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch the Alex Megos Symmetry Formula

Alex Megos is wrapping up his trip to Canada. We will have a full report this week. Watch his latest video from Red Bull below.


New New Brunswick 5.12 is Dinah Moe Humm

August 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New New Brunswick 5.12 is Dinah Moe Humm

The strong duo of Peter and John Adamson have sent a new 5.12b at Cochrane Lane in Welsford, New Brunswick. On social media, Peter wrote, “Climb Check Your Prostate until the point where it […]