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 […]


Watch Sarah Hueniken Climb Big and Steep Ice in Rockies

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Sarah Hueniken Climb Big and Steep Ice in Rockies

Sarah Hueniken is based in the Canadian Rockies and is one of Canada’s leading climbers. In this short film by Canmore-based videographer Craig Hall, Hueniken opens up about more than just climbing. In this […]


Words With Alberta Sender Sara Frangos

August 3rd, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Words With Alberta Sender Sara Frangos

Sara Frangos is one of Canada’s top young climbers and she recently sent her first 5.13d. We touched base with her this week. What have you been up to since winning Nationals this spring? The […]


Amanda Berezowski Sends Young Blood 5.13

August 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Amanda Berezowski Sends Young Blood 5.13

West Coaster Amanda Berezowski has sent her first 5.13 on granite. This past weekend, she sent Young Blood 5.13a on the Cacodemon Boulder. The six-bolt route is steep and burly and has a powerful […]


Hard Problems Sent in Rocklands by Top Climbers

August 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Hard Problems Sent in Rocklands by Top Climbers

Karoline Sinnhuber is a top 21-year-old Austrian climber who recently sent six boulders from V11 to V13 in Rocklands. Nora Kiraly, 25, spent  month in Rocklands and sent a number of V11s and a […]


Alex Megos Continues Sending on Day Four in Canada

August 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Continues Sending on Day Four in Canada

Alex Megos spent his fourth day in Canada at Acephale for his second round at the popular crag with hard routes. The previous day, he put down Bunda de Fora 5.14d and established a […]


New 5.13 at New Brunswick’s Utopia Crag

August 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New 5.13 at New Brunswick’s Utopia Crag

New Brunswick has a number of good climbing areas that are often made of solid granite. Utopia is the province’s newest sport crag with around 30 bolted routes up to 30 metres. Jon Adamson […]