Leaning Towers 1975 Big Wall Pulpit Project Climbed

August 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The dry summer in B.C. has been good for climbers with remote big wall plans, like Kevin Martin and Ian Dusome who just made an impressive first ascent in the Leaning Towers of the […]


American Molly Mitchell Sends First 5.14a

August 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | No Comments »

Molly Mitchell has climbed her first 5.14a with a lap of Wrongdoer at Mount Charleston in Nevada. I'm so excited to say that today I redpointed "Wrongdoer," 5.14a, at the Roost, Mt. Charleston. This […]


Trotter’s War Hammer his Castle Mountain Magnum Opus

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Sonnie Trotter’s recent link-up of three routes on Castle Mountain combines new-school climbing with an old-school route up one of Canada’s most iconic peaks. He has named the 15-pitch 5.14a link-up War Hammer. In […]


Dan Beland Puts Down Captain America 5.14b

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Dan Beland has reached the top of another Big Show route in Chek with his anchor clip of Captain America 5.14b. Beland, who has now climbed 14 5.14as, four 5.14bs and three 5.14c noted […]


New 27-Pitch B.C. Big Wall is Sacred Stone

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Evan Guilbault and Colin Landeck recently returned from “the adventure of our lives,” as Guilbault puts it. After nearly two weeks in the backcountry of B.C., they made the first ascent of one of […]


See Stu Smith’s Over-the-Water Squamish Route

August 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith continues his new routing in 2017 with his first ascent of Pool of Death near the power plant next to Fern Hill. One of the dang coolest perches in all the land…. […]


See 11 Great #EscaladeQuebec Rock Photos

August 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Quebec has some of Canada’s best climbing, from single pitch lines at Val David to long routes at Cap Trinite. There’s weekend warrior 5.6s and expedition style mini big walls. If you have never […]