New Yamnuska Guidebook by Andy Genereux Bigger and Brighter

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Andy Genereux has established dozens of routes and cataloged the history of the famous Alberta mountain. In 2010, he climbed 50 routes on Yam in one year for his 50th birthday, read about it here. […]


Hand in the Honey Pot is 11-Pitch 5.11 on EEOR in Rockies

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Hand in the Honey Pot is  500-metre 5.11b/c that was first climbed by Brett Lawrence and Jeff Relph in July 2007. Established as a modern mixed route that requires a rack of gear, but has […]


The 2016 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival in Ontario

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) has announced sign-up is open for the fourth annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival (BVCF). The fun event will run from July 15 to 17. The festival will be held […]


U.K. Climber Solos 600 Routes in a Day

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

U.K. climber Pete Bridgewood has soloed 600 routes in 10.5 hours of climbing. He visited classic crags such as Castle Naze, Harborough Rocks, Roaches, Gib Tor and Rainster Rocks. He told UKClimbing.com in an […]


Adam Ondra Climbs Another New 5.15a in Flatanger

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra has established most of the world’s hardest routes and according to 8a.nu, he is continuing the trend at Flatanger. On his scorecard, he wrote, “Absolutely crazy inverted roof boulder problem after having […]


New Routes on Baffin Island by Strong Team

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Nico Favresse has sent an update about new routes that have been climbed on Baffin Island in northern Canada. The Island has some of the world’s biggest granite monoliths and while climbers have been […]


Angel’s Crest is a Squamish 5.10 Classic

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The first ascent of this classic 13-pitch 5.10b was by Les McDonald, Hank Mather and Fred Becky in 1962. The route climbs the edge of the North Gully along the top of the Sheriff’s Badge. […]