Canadians Sending 5.14 at Maple in Utah

May 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadians Sending 5.14 at Maple in Utah

Canadians Graham McGrenere and Dan Beland are down in Utah’s Maple Canyon continuing their 2017 season of sending. McGrenere and Beland both took down Def Con 1 5.14a, with McGrenere writing on Sendage.com, “Surprise […]


Chamonix Aiguille du Midi Gets New Route Red Devils

May 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Chamonix Aiguille du Midi Gets New Route Red Devils

Strong climbers Jeff Mercier, David Autheman, Geremy Rakowski and Lucien Boucansaud climbed a new route up the northwest face of Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix called Red Devils. According to PlanetMountina.com, the route took […]


Watch Stu Smith Send Skaha 5.13+ at Ravens Castle

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Stu Smith Send Skaha 5.13+ at Ravens Castle

Stu Smith is one of Canada’s leading trad-climb new routers with a number of 5.14s to his name. In the below clip, he visits Ravens Castle in Skaha and makes a smooth send of […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]


Watch Amanda Berezowski Send Quebec V9

May 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Amanda Berezowski Send Quebec V9

Amanda Berezowski was visiting Quebec for the Canadian Lead/Speed Nationals (find results from the comp here) and sent Cowboy V9. After her send, she noted on Instagram, “The day after Nationals I was able […]


Ali Kennedy Repeats Burly Trad Test-piece in U.K.

May 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Ali Kennedy Repeats Burly Trad Test-piece in U.K.

Ali Kennedy has mad the sixth ascent of The Big Issue E9 6c (5.13R) at Bosherton Head in Pembroke, U.K. Kennedy is only the second climber to lead the run-out route and place gear […]


Megos Onsights Ghisolfi’s TCT 5.14d in Italy

May 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Megos Onsights Ghisolfi’s TCT 5.14d in Italy

Alex Megos hasn’t caught up to Adam Ondra’s three 5.14d onsights yet, but he is one step closer with his send of TCT 5.14d in Gravere, Italy. The route was first climbed by Stefano […]