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 […]


Ben Harnden Sends Cobra Crack 5.14

June 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Ben Harnden Sends Cobra Crack 5.14

Ben Harnden is the only climber to have sent Cobra Crack 5.14 and Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish, arguably two of Canada’s most iconic single-pitch routes. Harnden began the year with the second ascent of […]


Ontario Crag Cape Croker Re-Opened

June 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Ontario Crag Cape Croker Re-Opened

With over 40 quality routes, Cape Croker has been a popular Ontario crag for a number of years. Like many destinations in the area, it has gone through stages of being open to climbers […]


Illegal Drone Footage in Canada’s National Park Looks Good

May 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Flying a drone in Canada’s national parks is illegal without a permit. Many of Canada’s biggest ice climbs are off limits to drones, including Curtain Call, Slip Stream and Polar Circus. The below video […]


Footage from Climber’s Drone as it Crashes into Ontario Rock

May 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Footage from Climber’s Drone as it Crashes into Ontario Rock

Aric Fishman owns a guiding company in northern Ontario called Outdoor Skills and Thrills. He has been working on a new guidebook for the rock climbing areas around Thunder Bay. He was recently photographing […]


Stu Smith Opens New Crag in Smithers B.C. with a 5.12

May 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Stu Smith Opens New Crag in Smithers B.C. with a 5.12

Stu Smith recently returned from the West Coast to his childhood home in Smithers, B.C. The area is known more for its skiing than climbing, but that didn’t stop Smith from exploring for potential […]