New Short Crack Climbed at Thunder Bay Bluffs

May 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Short Crack Climbed at Thunder Bay Bluffs

Northwestern Ontario’s basalt cliffs are finally dry and warm enough to climb. In the city of Thunder Bay is the Centennial Bluffs, which have a short cliff line that spans for over a kilometre. […]


Watch Ontario Bouldering at Halfway Log Dump and 2016 Conditions

May 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ontario Bouldering at Halfway Log Dump and 2016 Conditions

Jack Szumilas and his brother took a trip to Halfway Log Dump to check how high the water level was. “The main problems I wanted to try weren’t accessible, but I think by the […]


Think and Climb Hard – The Five Habits of Successful Climbers

May 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

I had busted my chops all year, training, climbing, dieting and strategizing, and I was running out of time to hit my goal of red-pointing 5.13a. The season started off strong with some 12+ sends including a 13a the year before, but I needed consistency.





New Crack Climbs in Northwestern Ontario

April 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Crack Climbs in Northwestern Ontario

Northwestern Ontario had a long winter and spring is slow to start, but climbers have been hitting the rock on warm days. As many know, Northwestern Ontario has hundreds of sport and crack climbs […]


Quebec 5.13d Gets Second and Third Ascent

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Quebec 5.13d Gets Second and Third Ascent

Jean-Pierre Ouellet made the first ascent of the hard route called 5km at Weir a few years ago. Graded 5.13d, it is one of the more difficult routes at the crag. Pascal Lange has […]


New Sport Routes at Ontario’s Old Baldy

April 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Sport Routes at Ontario’s Old Baldy

Long-time Ontario climber Mike Penney reported on social media about three new sport routes at Old Baldy. The popular Niagara Escarpment crag has a number of classic bolted lines, but there is plenty of […]


Big New Mixed Routes at Quebec’s Lac du Cap

March 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Routes | Comments Off on Big New Mixed Routes at Quebec’s Lac du Cap

Quebec has been the scene of a number of big new ice and mixed routes this year. Serge Alexandre Demers Giroux has reported about six new routes he climbed with Louis-Philippe Ménard at Quebec’s Lac […]