Best Practices to Ensure Access to Ontario’s Lion’s Head

July 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The Ontario Access Coalition works hard to keep access open to Ontario crags for climbers to enjoy. The following is a list of practices to ensure climbers have long-term access to one of Ontario’s […]


Alex Johnson on Failure and The Swarm V13

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Alex Johnson is a top American climber and in this short video, she works on projecting The Swarm V13 in Bishop.


Another New Route up Colonel Foster is Northwest Arete

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Mount Colonel Foster is a popular peak this summer, as there have been big solo pushes and new routes and it’s only the end of July. Guidebook author and local developer Philip Stone joined […]


Watch Ryan Cormack Send First 5.12 Crack: Spider Fly

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Spider Fly is a classic 5.12 crack at the Smokes Bluffs and Ryan Cormack recently sent it as his first gear route at the grade. “I Had the pleasure of filming my buddy Ryan […]


Unrepeated Yamnuska Traverse Attempted in Single Push

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Yamnuska is a south-facing wall on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies about 45 minutes from Calgary. At its highest, the peak stands just shy of 400 metres from the base, but is […]


Nina Caprez Sends Massive Mont Blanc 5.12

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Nina Caprez has repeated the slightly obscure Divine Providence up the Grand Pilier D’angle on Mont Blanc with her boyfriend. The first ascent was 22 years ago by Francois Marsingny and Pat Gabarrou with […]


Keita Kurakami Sends New 5.14R Multi-Pitch in Japan

July 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Keita Kurakami recently sent his new Senjitsu no Ruri, a seven-pitch 5.14R on Mount Mizugaki in Japan. The hard granite route is the most difficult in the country and has run-outs up to 20 […]