Watch Short Alberta Boulder Film with Allison Vest

June 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Short Alberta Boulder Film with Allison Vest

Allison Vest has made a short video about bouldering at The Gateway near Exshaw in the Bow Valley west of Calgary. The newly developed area has a number of problems up tall scree-field boulders. […]


Lunar Tide is New Squamish North Walls 5.11

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | Comments Off on Lunar Tide is New Squamish North Walls 5.11

Jason Ammerlaan and Colin Moorehead established Lunar Tide, a new 250-metre 5.11d 10-pitch route up the Zodiac Wall recently. The route starts up the classic Gone Surfin’ (first climbed in 1985 by Dean Hart […]


Italians Climb Classic Slovak Direct on Denali

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Italians Climb Classic Slovak Direct on Denali

The first all-Italian ascent of Slovak Direct on Denali was recently accomplished by David Bacci and Luca Moroni over five days. This was likely the eighth ascent of the route that was first climbed […]


Nobel Prize Winner Awarded Arco Climbing Nod

June 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Nobel Prize Winner Awarded Arco Climbing Nod

John Mike Kosterlitz was awarded the Nopel Prize in Physics in 2016 and Climbing Ambassador by Arco Rock Legends 2017 Awards. The award will be presented on Aug. 25 in the city of Arco […]


Sam Tucker Onsights 5.13 Trad at Lake Louise

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Sam Tucker Onsights 5.13 Trad at Lake Louise

Calgary climber Sam Tucker is on a sending spree and has just onsighted Where Geezas Get Amongst It at Back of the Lake near Lake Louise. The steep and technical 5.13a is an extension […]


Watch Film on Historic 1967 Kluane Centennial Expedition

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Film on Historic 1967 Kluane Centennial Expedition

In 1967, the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) went to Kluane National Park with a group of climbers. The expedition was part of the Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition (YACE), a big outdoor adventure to […]


Watch Nicole Deuchar on Squamish 5.12

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Nicole Deuchar on Squamish 5.12

Watch Nicole Deuchar on Digital Dexterity 5.12c at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish in this short film by Stu Smith. Digital Dexterity is an often-mossy climb at Pixie Corner that requires cleaning before sending. […]