Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

There was an avalanche on Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National park that took two climbers for a 75-metre ride. Luckily, the climbers escaped with only minor injuries. The following report appeared on the […]


Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

It’s nearly ice/mixed climbing season and in some parts of Canada the cold temperatures are already freezing things up. Keep in mind the objective hazards of ice/mixed climbing are different than rock. Avalanche slopes, […]


New 5.12 in Squamish Climbs Featured Granite

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 5.12 in Squamish Climbs Featured Granite

Chris Singer has added a new route to Paradise Valley near Squamish. On Instagram, he reported his new route is called Kype of the Pinook and goes at 5.12+. Paradise Valley has seen a […]


Watch Tom O’Halloran Make History with Baker’s Dozen 5.14d

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Tom O’Halloran Make History with Baker’s Dozen 5.14d

Tom O’Halloran became the first Australian to climb 5.14d with the first ascent of his route Baker’s Dozen at The Pit in the Blue Mountains in June. In an interview with VerticalLifeMag.com, he said, […]


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 […]


New Four-Pitch 5.10 in B.C.’s Fraser Valley

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Four-Pitch 5.10 in B.C.’s Fraser Valley

Drew Brayshaw and Shaun Neufeld made the first ascent of Mechanical Advantage this past weekend. The new four-pitch mixed 5.10b is a great addition to Harrison Bluffs in the Fraser Valley. The first pitch […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Attempts Torre Egger Solo in Winter

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Attempts Torre Egger Solo in Winter

On Sept. 12, Canadian crusher Marc-Andre Leclerc attempted to solo Torre Egger in winter conditions. According to Rolando Gariboti’s Patagonia Vertical, “Climbing via the lengthy east face, following the ‘winter link-up’ into Titanic line, […]