Ten Big Canadian Sends in 2016 Before Canada Day

July 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Ten Big Canadian Sends in 2016 Before Canada Day

Happy 2016 Canada Day! Here are 10 big sends that have gone down in Canada this year. Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Emperor Face The West Coast crusher finishes one of the most impressive winter seasons […]


The Canine Climbs Dorion Tower, a One-of-a-Kind Ontario Pinnacle

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on The Canine Climbs Dorion Tower, a One-of-a-Kind Ontario Pinnacle

From the top of Dorion Tower near Ouiment Canyon, you can see Black Bay on Lake Superior, stretches of boreal forest and other rock formations that were created nearly 10,000 years ago. Of course, […]


The Story of Saving Ontario’s Cape Croker for Climbers

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on The Story of Saving Ontario’s Cape Croker for Climbers

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 | Comments Off on Five Hard Sends Across Canada This Week

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 […]