Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. Pieced Together in Hidden Dragon

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

Freeing the Chinese Puzzle Wall has been attempted in the past, but it took the team of Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc to piece a route together. Their new line is called Hidden Dragon […]


Highlights from Jackalope Climbing Comp in Montreal

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

The fifth Jackalope festival took place in Montreal this past weekend. The multi-sport event showcased highlining, skate boarding, base jump, climbing and moto cross. For more info on the event see here. Click to […]


Alex Megos’ Second Ascent Onsight of The Shining 5.13d on Mount Louis

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Thanks to Sonnie Trotter, Alex Megos has hit a Rockies grand slam: first ascent of a 5.15b called Fightclub, first ascent of a 5.14d called Full Nelson, flash of The Path 5.14R and an […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Domen Skofic and Magdalena Rock Take Imst

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

The Imst Lead World Cup is taking place this weekend. Canadians competed in Qualifications, including Alannah Yip (finished 40th), Alison Stewart-Patterson (53rd), Christy Spurrel (54th), Jaylene Pratt (55th), Elan Jonas Mcrae (36th), Nathan Smith […]


Conrad Kain and Bugaboo Spire Celebrated 100 Years Later

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

In the summer of 1916, legendary mountain guide Conrad Kain was 30 years old. By season’s end, he made the first ascents of 15 mountains, including some of the now famous in the Bugaboos. […]


Marc Eveleigh Sends Leviathan in Rockies, His First 5.14

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Calgary-based comp crusher Marc Eveleigh has sent his first 5.14. Earlier today, he clipped the chains on the 25-metre eight-bolt Leviathan. Earlier this year, Eveleigh placed first at the Calgary Climbing Centre provincial and […]


New Hard Routes on Baffin Island Big Walls

August 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The strong team of Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Matteo De Zaiacomo, Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera have returned from 10 weeks of Baffin Island climbing. The world-class climbers climbed a number of new […]