New Route on East Face of Mount Slesse

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Route on East Face of Mount Slesse

The East Face direct of Mount Slesse was climbed in July 1997 by Sean Easton and Dave Edgar and is one of the hardest routes like it in B.C. The route has been attempted […]


Jon Cardwell Sends New 5.14d at Rifle

August 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jon Cardwell Sends New 5.14d at Rifle

Jon Cardwell has made the first ascent of Fat Camp 5.14d in Rifle, Colorado. Fixed by Joe Kinder a few years ago, it climbs a big roof in the Wicked Cave. There is a […]


Lucas Uchida Flashes Lion’s Head 5.13c

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Lucas Uchida Flashes Lion’s Head 5.13c

Lucas Uchida is a top Ontario climber who visited Lion’s Head this past weekend. Mike Penney, local climber and photographer, encouraged Uchida to wear a pink shirt for his flash attempt of Maxi Piesta […]


Watch Nicole Deuchar Send Squamish 5.12d

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Nicole Deuchar Send Squamish 5.12d

Watch another great short film from Stu Smith. This one of Nicole Deuchar sending her project Burning the Coil 5.12d, a classic Peter Winter route, at Fern Hill.


New Epic Rockies Highline from Grand Sentinel to Spire

August 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Epic Rockies Highline from Grand Sentinel to Spire

Drew Lieterman, who recently brought news about the new Bugaboos highline, has informed us about the Grand Sentinel highline. “This is the first alpine highline in the Canadian Rockies at 2,400 metres,” said Lieterman. […]


Miranda Oakley Makes History with The Nose Solo in a Day

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Miranda Oakley Makes History with The Nose Solo in a Day

Chantel Astorga attempted to become the first female climber to solo The Nose in a day in 2014 and finished in just over 24 hours. In 2015, Miranda Oakley went for the record and […]


New Hard Rock Route on Mount Macdonald in Rogers Pass

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Rock Route on Mount Macdonald in Rogers Pass

Mount Macdonald stands tall next to the Trans Canada Highway near Rogers Pass in B.C. There are a number of routes up the two walls that rise above the steep slopes below, from steep […]