10 Top Summer 2017 Ontario Rock Shots

August 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on 10 Top Summer 2017 Ontario Rock Shots

Ontario has some of Canada’s best climbing areas, from the world-class limestone at Lion’s Head to the remote McCrae Lake granite. Below are 10 images, be sure to visit and follow the climbers and […]


CMC Valley Has Old-School Feel and Classic Routes

August 8th, 2017 by Chris Perry | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on CMC Valley Has Old-School Feel and Classic Routes

This quiet and secluded valley lies immediately north of Yamnuska and contains a number of south-facing cliffs smaller in height than Yamnuska and frequently more sheltered. Access up the valley from the east is […]


Centurion on Canmore Wall Goes Free at 5.10+

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Centurion on Canmore Wall Goes Free at 5.10+

The Canmore Wall above the Bow Valley present obvious challenges for climbers, but it wasn’t climbed until 1998 when two routes were added. Over the years, the wall has seen little action and only […]


John Snorri First Icelander to Summit K2

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | Comments Off on John Snorri First Icelander to Summit K2

John Snorri Sigurjónsson has become the first Icelandic climber to summit K2 after reaching the summit in July. You can see his satellite tracker information here. Broad peak summit!John reaching summit of Broad peak […]


Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

Hazel Findlay is no stranger to Squamish with many hard first ascents and sends over the years. The strong British climber just made the first free ascent of Tainted Love aka Northern Soul 5.13dR. […]


New 2017 Alpine Routes on King’s Peak on Island

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 2017 Alpine Routes on King’s Peak on Island

Over the past week, the south face of King’s Peak on Vancouver Island got two new routes. For a great introduction on Island climbing visit here. Ryan Van Horne and Hunter Lee recently climbed […]


Jasper Gets New Eight-Pitch 5.10a on Ashlar Ridge

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Jasper Gets New Eight-Pitch 5.10a on Ashlar Ridge

Ashlar Ridge near the town of Jasper in Alberta has more good rock than many people realize and a few Edmonton climbers are starting to explore it. Thanks to the hard work of some […]