Climber Dies After Heart Creek Ground Fall

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Climber Dies After Heart Creek Ground Fall

Kananaskis Country Public Safety responded to an accident in Heart Creek near Canmore on Aug. 5 in the early afternoon. The 42-year-old male climber fell over 20 metres from an anchor and landed on […]


Pete Whittaker Rope-Solos Three Squamish Routes in 18-Hour Push

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Pete Whittaker Rope-Solos Three Squamish Routes in 18-Hour Push

U.K. climber Pete Whittaker has rope-soloed University Wall (via The Shadow) 5.13, the Grand Wall 5.11 A0 and Freeway 5.11+ in Squamish. He freed everything except the bolt ladder on the Grand Wall 5.11 […]


New Route on Limestone Tower in B.C.’s Marble Canyon

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route on Limestone Tower in B.C.’s Marble Canyon

Lyle Knight and John Dyck have established a new route on Chimney Rock in Marble Canyon north of Squamish. The tower is reached after a four-hour hike up from Pavilion Lake. The two experienced […]


Stu Smith Sends New 5.12+/13-R in Squamish

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Stu Smith Sends New 5.12+/13-R in Squamish

Stu Smith has been a constant presence in Squamish lately, from establishing new run-out 5.13s to creating short films of classic routes. This week, he sent a new 5.12+/13-R at a remote crag near […]


Watch Jason Kruk Climb, Ski and Paraglide on West Coast

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Jason Kruk Climb, Ski and Paraglide on West Coast

Jason Kruk is one of Canada’s most adventurous climbers. From remote ascents to first paraglide descents around the world, Kruk has transformed from a hard rock climber to all-round mountain enthusiast. Watch his in […]


Ashima Shiraishi and Megan Mascarenas Send Hard Boulders

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Ashima Shiraishi and Megan Mascarenas Send Hard Boulders

Ashima Shiraishi is climbing in Australia’s world-class Grampians and has sent two hard problems. One is Dai Koyamada’s 2004 Sleepy Rave V15, which is a link of three difficult problems. What a day today!!! […]


Alex Megos Flashes First Flight 5.14c at Acephale

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Flashes First Flight 5.14c at Acephale

Everywhere Alex Megos goes, he pushes the bar higher for local climbers. On Aug. 4, he flashed Josh Muller’s First Flight 5.14c at Acephale. Muller made the first ascent in 2014, a few years […]