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 […]


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 […]