15 New Routes Added to Murrin Park at New Crag

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Chris Small has uploaded new route information to Quickdraw Publications. He and others have recently completed a new crag at Murrin Park called Rainbows and Unicorns. In citing the reason for the name, he […]


Watch Marc-Andre Leclerc Solo High Plains Drifter in Squamish

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Marc-Andre Leclerc is one of Canada’s leading rock and alpine climbers. He specializes in bold solos on steep rock and big alpine walls. Watch him solo High Plains Drifter 5.11+ in Squamish.


Luke Zimmerman Sends West Coast 5.14

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Luke Zimmerman is a strong Squamish climber who has been focuses the past few years on bouldering. With hard sends of Terminator V12, The Method V12, Vince Pinch V12 and Drive Direct V12, he […]


Sara Frangos Sends Planet X 5.13

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Sara Frangos of Canmore has sent the classic Shooting Packer 5.13b at Planet X in Cougar Creek in the Rockies. Sara noted she spent some time working on Fudge Packer 5.13d, which she is […]


Sonnie Trotter Sends The Moat, Weird 5.11+ Multi-Pitch in Rockies

July 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter Sends The Moat, Weird 5.11+ Multi-Pitch in Rockies

In 2013, Sonnie Trotter sent the unrepeated Castles in the Sky, a five-pitch 5.14 on Castle Mountain in Banff National Park. The route climbs the upper two-thirds of the lower tier on Castle Mountain, […]


Adam Ondra Adds Another 5.14d to Flatanger

July 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Adds Another 5.14d to Flatanger

With Adam Ondra’s new Right of Passage 5.14d, an extension to Andre Hoyre 5.12c/d, there are now a dozen routes that difficult or hard. His other Flatanger climbs include Illusionist 5.14d, Art of Flight […]


Ryan Van Horne Solos New Colonel Foster Route

July 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Ryan Van Horne Solos New Colonel Foster Route

At the end of June, Ryan Van Horne hiked to the Colonel Foster and camped at the south col. The following day, he moved under the large west face until he was below the […]