The Story of Saving Ontario’s Cape Croker for Climbers

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

After a year of closure, Cape Croker is now officially open for climbing and bouldering again. Since its inception as a Park in 1967 by the Department of Lands and Forests (now the Ministry […]


Five Hard Sends Across Canada This Week

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

It’s one week until summer and Canadians have been putting in long days at crags and boulder fields across the country. There have been some big sends in the past week or so and […]


Bolt Replacement for Winnipeg and Kenora Climbers a Success

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Bolt Replacement for Winnipeg and Kenora Climbers a Success

Matt Dennison of Winnipeg sent in the following letter about a re-bolting initiative he has been part of. “I wanted to alert you guys about the kick ass climbing community in Winnipeg/Northwestern Ontario and […]


New Ontario 5.12 at White Bluffs has Airy and Exposed Climbing

June 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Ontario 5.12 at White Bluffs has Airy and Exposed Climbing

Peter Hoang and Matthew Sapiecha have established what will likely become a classic Ontario 5.12. They named their new line Keep Summer Safe and it traverses the second Prow left of The Monument. “The […]


New Hard Ontario Sport Route at Metcalfe Rock

June 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Ontario Sport Route at Metcalfe Rock

Leslie Timms of Ontario has reported about a new 5.11d at Metcalfe Rock on the Niagara Escarpment. The hard route climbs between Split Image and Escalating Tension and follows a bold and beautiful white […]


Ontario Crag Cape Croker Re-Opened

June 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Ontario Crag Cape Croker Re-Opened

With over 40 quality routes, Cape Croker has been a popular Ontario crag for a number of years. Like many destinations in the area, it has gone through stages of being open to climbers […]


Footage from Climber’s Drone as it Crashes into Ontario Rock

May 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Footage from Climber’s Drone as it Crashes into Ontario Rock

Aric Fishman owns a guiding company in northern Ontario called Outdoor Skills and Thrills. He has been working on a new guidebook for the rock climbing areas around Thunder Bay. He was recently photographing […]