Alex Megos Sends Another New 5.14 in Rockies

August 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Megos Sends Another New 5.14 in Rockies

Alex Megos has been in the Canadian Rockies for a little under two weeks and has climbed a handful of new 5.14s. On Aug. 8, he sent an old project in the Carrot Creek […]


Help Fred Beckey Film 10 Years in the Making Reach the Screens

August 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Help Fred Beckey Film 10 Years in the Making Reach the Screens

The producers of the upcoming documentary Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey released a 10-minute extended trailer for the film during a sold-out Kickstarter launch party at The Mountaineers Program Center. Fred Beckey, the […]


New Epic Rockies Highline from Grand Sentinel to Spire

August 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Epic Rockies Highline from Grand Sentinel to Spire

Drew Lieterman, who recently brought news about the new Bugaboos highline, has informed us about the Grand Sentinel highline. “This is the first alpine highline in the Canadian Rockies at 2,400 metres,” said Lieterman. […]


The 2016 Reel Rock 11 Film Tour Includes Will Stanhope and Brette Harrington

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on The 2016 Reel Rock 11 Film Tour Includes Will Stanhope and Brette Harrington

It’s hard to believe film season is just around the corner. The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival will be kicking off in just over two months and a number of the Reel Rock […]


Miranda Oakley Makes History with The Nose Solo in a Day

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Miranda Oakley Makes History with The Nose Solo in a Day

Chantel Astorga attempted to become the first female climber to solo The Nose in a day in 2014 and finished in just over 24 hours. In 2015, Miranda Oakley went for the record and […]


New Hard Rock Route on Mount Macdonald in Rogers Pass

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Rock Route on Mount Macdonald in Rogers Pass

Mount Macdonald stands tall next to the Trans Canada Highway near Rogers Pass in B.C. There are a number of routes up the two walls that rise above the steep slopes below, from steep […]


Response to Rosie Dimanno of the Toronto Star: Climbing Should be in the Olympics

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Response to Rosie Dimanno of the Toronto Star: Climbing Should be in the Olympics

On Aug. 4, Toronto Star columnist Rosie Dimanno wrote an article titled ‘Games watered down as Olympics chase youth.’ In the piece, she said, “Sport climbing. Another activity for the pointlessly adventurous. Welcome to […]