Five Fun Moderate Banff Multi-Pitch Sport Routes

April 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Banff is one of Canada’s most popular tourist towns, but it is also an ice and rock climbing hub. In the winter, people from around the world use Banff, located in Banff National Park in […]


Watch Ruben Firnenburg Projecting a Santa Linya 5.14d

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Santa Linya in Catalonia is a very impressive sport climbing destination. Not only because of the steep power moves in the big cave and the spectacular shots in this film by Henning Wang. It´s […]


Everest 2016: Minute of Silence and Helicopter Traffic

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

At 11:56 a.m. on April 25, 2016, climbers and staff at Everest basecamp stood at together for a minute of silence. It was one year to the minute that an avalanche, caused by a […]


Watch Cheyne Lempe and David Allfrey on Baffin Island Big Wall

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

In May 2015, David Allfrey and Cheyne Lempe climbed a new route over 10 days on Great Cross Pillar in the Sam Ford Fjord on Baffin Island and called it Deconstructing Jenga VI 5.9+ A3+. In […]


Quebec 5.13d Gets Second and Third Ascent

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

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 […]


Adam Ondra Sends Vicious Circle 5.15a/b

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra sends the hardest route in Mišja Peč, Slovenia. He added an extension to the the classic route Sanski Par by a few moves. He graded his extension 5.14c and the entire route 5.15a/b.


KLO Creek in Kelowna is B.C.’s New Sport Crag

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Over the past few years, Kelowna climbers have been developing a new crag along KLO Creek. The area was recently made into a regional park as part of the District of Central Okanagan. There […]