Ontario Climbing Guidebook Volume Two: Northern Escarpment

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

Gus Alexandropoulos and Justin Dwyer have put the finishing touches on their second volume of the Ontario Climbing Guidebook. On OntarioClimbing.com, Alexandropoulos wrote, “Splitting the guidebooks into two volumes came with all kinds of […]


Watch a Send of Quebec’s La Voie Lactee 5.12c

July 21st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

La Voie Lactee is a classic 23-metre 5.12c on Le Dome in Quebec that was first climbed in the late 1980s. Spectacular granite climbing in eastern Canada, this area is highly recommended if you’re […]


Philip Quade’s Road Trip Update and Historic V11 Send in Calabogie

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

It was good to get home for a few days between long hauls on the road. I had two days of developing and climbing on my boulders in Quadeville, Ont., and a third day […]


New Northwestern Ontario Guidebook Preview and More

July 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Aric Fishman of Thunder Bay has been working hard to release his new guidebook to Northwestern Ontario. It will include hundreds of routes, many of which have never been published, colour photos, topos, maps […]


Leslie Timms Climbs New Ontario 5.13a

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Leslie Timms Climbs New Ontario 5.13a

Leslie Timms has sent her project at Lion’s Head and called it Arrested Development 5.13a. Daniel Martian and Ryan Chapman made quick repeats and confirmed the grade. The route is just right of Thor […]


Weekend Update: Hard Routes Climbed Over Canada Day Weekend

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Weekend Update: Hard Routes Climbed Over Canada Day Weekend

Here is a weekend update in case you were busy climbing around Canada Day. A few days after Becca Frangos sent Endless Summer 5.13d, Alex Fricker of Canmore also sent the hard Acephale route. On […]


Sebastien Lazure Sends The Phoenix V12

July 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, East, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Sebastien Lazure Sends The Phoenix V12

Sebastien Lazure is one of Quebec’s best all-round climbers, with sends of V14 and 5.14b. He recently recovered from a broken wrist and to celebrate he sent Niagara Glen’s hard V12 called The Phoenix. […]