Watch Pete Takeda’s Northern Quebec Ice Film

July 12th, 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 […]

Miles Adamson Sends Top 25 Squamish Highballs

July 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Miles Adamson is the first climber to complete the 25 top Squamish highballs in Marc Bourdon’s third-edition of the guidebook Squamish Bouldering. Adamson’s final send on the list was The Snail V7 on July […]

Book Review: Advanced Rock Climbing by Topher Donahue

July 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

In 1980, writing a few years after the introduction of Friends, the author of Learning to Rock Climb viewed their adoption as a step backwards, in the direction of pitons – requiring less sensitivity […]

New Bolted Five-Pitch 5.8 in Jasper on Proposal

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Local guidebook author Francois Laplante and partner Addison Eady have added a nice looking five-pitch 5.8 to Maligne Valley in Jasper National Park. Their new route is called Hands in My Pockets and climbs […]

New Remote and Steep Quebec Nine-Pitch Route

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Patrick Brouillard and Charles Lacroix have climbed a new nine-pitch 5.10+ C2+ on a remote wall north of Quebec City. The 200-metre climb is called Les Clandestins and heads up Mont de l’équerre un […]

Conrad Kain and Three Kain Routes to Climb

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Conrad Kain was one of the first climbers who pushed big alpine and rock climbs in western Canada. He moved to Canada in 1909 at the age of 25. He moved to the Rockies […]

Fred Nicole Talks Dreamtime, First V15 Ever

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Fred Nicole started climbing at Cresciano, Switzerland, in 1991 and went on to make first ascents of many of the area’s test-piece lines. In 2000, he made the first ascent of Dreamtime as the […]