New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

Jasmin Caton and Cam Shute have climbed a new route on Mount Gimli in B.C. called Dark and Stormy 5.11a. The new Valhalla range route is five pitches and climbs up the south face […]


Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

There was an avalanche on Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National park that took two climbers for a 75-metre ride. Luckily, the climbers escaped with only minor injuries. The following report appeared on the […]


UPDATED: Rad Backyard Calgary Climbing Wall Must Come Down

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | 1 Comment »

UPDATE: “The wall has been saved!” was written on Calgary Climbing Centre’s Facebook. “Parties involved were able to come to a new agreement that worked. Annika is a dedicated young athlete that trains on […]


Paris 2016 World Championships Day One: Sean McColl Qualifies for Semis

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Paris 2016 World Championships Day One: Sean McColl Qualifies for Semis

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Watch Semis and Finals for Lead, Bouldering and Speed here. Scroll down for photos from day three. The Men’s Bouldering category […]


Watch a Massive Rockfall on Piz Cengalo in Switzerland

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Massive Rockfall on Piz Cengalo in Switzerland

The Sciora hut Facebook page posted the following video by Anna Vaninetti of a large rockfall on Piz Cengalo. In 2011 and 2012, large rockfalls were reported on PlanetMountain.com, which you can read about […]


Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

Whether you are mixed or waterfall climbing, good technique and planning will lead to a higher chance of success and more fun.





Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

It’s nearly ice/mixed climbing season and in some parts of Canada the cold temperatures are already freezing things up. Keep in mind the objective hazards of ice/mixed climbing are different than rock. Avalanche slopes, […]