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

September 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Joe Skopec Sends All Bolted Routes Along Ontario’s Southern Escarpment

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 | Comments Off on New Thunder Bay Area Guidebook and Historical Photos

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 […]


New Hard Four-Pitch at Gros Bonnett in Quebec

September 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Four-Pitch at Gros Bonnett in Quebec

It has been reported on EscaladeClimbing.com that Jeff Beaulieu has made the first free ascent of L’Examen de Rattrapage, a new four pitch climb at Gros Bonnet. A number of climbers helped to clean and […]