Everest 2016: Hundreds Summit, First Ukranian Woman, Frostbite and Two Deaths

May 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

As the spring 2016 climbing season on Everest wraps up in a week, hundreds of climbers celebrate ascents from the south. There will be final summit pushes this week on Everest, Lhotse and Shishpangma. […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Sean McColl Podiums and Coxsey Wins Again

May 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

One of the biggest World Cups of the year took place in Austria on Canada’s May 2-4 weekend. Top Canadian Sean McColl finished third and grabbed Canada’s first podium finish in the 2016 World […]


Make May 2-4 a Climbing Weekend

May 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The weekend before May 25 is Victoria Day, but is known to many Canadians as the May 2-4 weekend. While it is meant to be celebrated with fireworks, a case of 24 beers and […]


Watch a Send of a Back of the Lake 5.12: Nobody’s Girl

May 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The Back of the Lake at Lake Louise in Alberta is one of Canada’s top quartzite climbing areas. With routes from 5.5 to 5.14, it has become a must-visit for visiting climbers and a […]


Watch ‘A Story of Bouldering in Indian Creek’

May 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

In winter/spring of 2016, Nathaniel Davison had the chance to visit Indian Creek along with his climbing partners Wes Walker, Connor Griffith and Carlo Traversi. The Creek is known for its splitter sandstone cracks, […]


New Must-Have Western Canada Guidebooks for 2016

May 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

While many climbers have turned to keeping track of their ascents on sites like 8a.nu and Sendage.com, nothing will replace the convenience of a guidebook. Some sites such as Mountainproject.com and thecrag.com have built […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Canadians Qualify for Semis

May 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Three Canadians have advanced to Semis, see below for more. A record 191 climbers from 34 countries registered to compete in Innsbruck, Austria, for the fifth Bouldering World Cup of 2016. Located in the heart […]