Hazel Findlay Talks Gender Roles in Pro Climbing

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Hazel Findlay is one of the world’s leading female climbers and had sending hard routes around the world, including in Canada, for the past 15 years. In this short film, Findlay weighs in on […]


New Niagara Escarpment Plan Keeps Climbing Open

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The new Niagara Escarpment plan includes access to Niagara Glen, Rattlesnake Point/Buffalo Crag/Bottleglass, Mount Nemo, Kolapore Swamp Kelso and Old Baldy. In 2016, there were rumours the new plan would ban climbing from a […]


Watch Pete Takeda’s Northern Quebec Ice Film

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Pete Takeda is one of North America’s most experienced ice and alpine climbers with big ascents across Canada. In this short film, Takeda has pieced together clips from visit to many of Quebec’s most […]


Kangchenjunga Skyline Attempt and Everest News

May 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger are attempting to traverse the Kangchenjunga Skyline without bottled oxygen or fixed ropes. The big traverse includes reaching the summits of Yalung Kang (8,505m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Kangchenjunga Central (8,482m) […]


Watch ‘At What Price’ Featuring Canmore Photographer

May 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The film ‘At What Price’ debuted at the 2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival before screening at festivals around the world. Created by Tommy Day, it focuses on Canmore-based photographer John Price as he “explores […]


Tim Emmett Sends Superman 5.14c on West Coast

May 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Tim Emmett has sent Superman 5.14c at Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. He noted that he was surprised by his send. “I wasn’t expecting that!” he wrote on Instagram. “I managed to get to […]


Philip Stone Updates on Quadra Island Crag Development

May 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

After a prolonged wet spring the past winter’s route development projects have begun to fall at Chinese Mountains on Quadra Island on B.C.’s West Coast. Cherry picking from the few dry days over the […]