Watch Epic ‘Mountain’ Trailer Narrated by Willem Dafoe

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why […]


Hard Spring 2017 Sends on Canada’s West Coast

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Squamish has a lot of action this spring from climbers local and visiting. Over the past few weeks, there have been hard boulders and routes sent. At Horne Lake, Julia Bobak sent Fast Cat […]


Five Squamish 5.11 Pitches You Should Climb

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Squamish is world-class for its long granite routes and hard bouldering so close to the road, but in between the short and the long are test-piece 5.11 cracks. Many climbers can’t line up and […]


Watch Spring 2017 Athabasca North Face Climb

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Calixte Leblanc is part of Front Range Films and he recently made a short video about an ascent he was part of up the North Face of Mount Athabasca. This route is an old […]


Alex Megos Repeats Companion of Change 5.15 in Austria

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Alex Megos has made the second ascent of Jakob Schubert’s Companion of Change, a techy 5.15a at Bergstation in Zillertal, Austria. In 2016, Megos spent a week projecting a new route in Banff National […]


Watch Ron Kauk Talk Yosemite Boulders and Midnight Lightning

June 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

In this short film, legendary Yosemite climber Ron Kauk talks about bouldering in Yosemite. The famous V8 was first climbed by Kauk in 1978 and is found on the Columbia Boulder in Camp 4. […]


New 12-Pitch 5.12 in Jasper is Ay Mamasita!

June 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

A group of Edmonton climbers recently completed a new route called Ay Mamasita! on Ashlar Ridge in Jasper National Park. The all-bolted climb is 5.6 to 5.11 up the first seven pitches and then […]