New 5.11 in Quebec at Area Hopefully Open Soon

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

Serge Alexandre Demers Giroux has reported about a new 5.11+ in an area northeast of Montreal called Pourvoirie Domaine Bazinet. The fishing and hunting outfit recently allowed a a few climbers to explore the […]


Joe Skopec Sends All Bolted Routes Along Ontario’s Southern Escarpment

September 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Joe Skopec has been ticking routes in hopes of having his summer send list complete by winter. On Sept. 23, he announced that he sent the last bolted route in the first volume of […]


New Thunder Bay Area Guidebook and Historical Photos

September 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Aric Fishman is a leading Thunder Bay climber focused on developing the sport in Northwestern Ontario. Over the past year, Fishman has produced a new guidebook to the northern Ontario city. With hundreds of […]


Watch Drone Footage of Big Northern Ontario Walls

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Drone Footage of Big Northern Ontario Walls

The Sleeping Giant is a peninsula in Lake Superior that extends about 45 km off the shore north of Thunder Bay. It has long been known that Sleeping Giant has Ontairo’s largest walls, up […]


Daniel Martian Climbs New Ontario 5.14 at Lion’s Head

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Daniel Martian Climbs New Ontario 5.14 at Lion’s Head

Daniel Martian is one of Ontario’s leading climbers with repeat sends of some of the province’s hardest routes. He just made the first ascent of Tour de Lion 5.14b at Lion’s Head. He wrote […]


Five Top Shots From Lion’s Head This Summer

September 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Five Top Shots From Lion’s Head This Summer

Lion’s Head is Ontario’s premiere limestone sport climbing location. The rock rises above Georgian Bay and has been drawing climbers for decades. The following are five photos from this summer that show just how […]


The Landmark in Orient Bay is Long Running Project

September 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on The Landmark in Orient Bay is Long Running Project

Canada has many unfinished routes and Ontario is no exception. The Landmark in Orient Bay has been talked about for decades. It’s an eye-catching dihedral that leads to a roof and more cracks up […]