The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy will be held in Squamish from July 14 to 17 this summer. Once again, the popular climbing event expects to draw hundreds of climbing enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes from around the […]


Kyle Murdoch and Julia Massullo Win B.C. Provincials 2016

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The B.C. Provincial Lead Competition took place at Climb Base5 on the final weekend of April. Some of B.C.’s top climbers were on hand for the final provincial lead comp of the season. Cedar […]


Nominations Open for Banff Mountain Summit of Excellence Award

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Presented at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival since 1987, the annual Summit of Excellence Award has recognized an individual who has made a significant contribution to mountain life in the Canadian Rockies. The […]


Dave MacLeod Trains, Boulders and Climbs New Alpine Route

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Dave MacLeod training on his own wall, on the boulders of Glen Nevis and making the first ascent of Night Fury IX 9 on Ben Nevis with Helen Rennard.


Sonnie Trotter Frees Eight-Pitch Prow Wall 5.14 in Squamish

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Sonnie Trotter has established many of Canada’s most difficult climbs and many of them have been on Canada’s West Coast. Yesterday, Trotter reported on his social media that he made the first free ascent […]


Edward Whymper Would Be 176 Years Old Today

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Edward Whymper was a leading climber during British mountaineering’s golden age. During the 1850s and 1860s, many of Europe’s big objectives were climbed and Whymper was a driving force behind many ascent. He worked […]


William Bosi is 17 and Sends 5.14d as Youngest Brit to Climb Grade

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

William Bosi is 17 years old and just became the youngest U.K. climber to send 5.14d with his send of Rainshadow. His send is the sixth ascent of the hard route. Other senders include […]