New Goat Wall 21-Pitch Bolted Rockies Route is 5.11

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Goat Wall 21-Pitch Bolted Rockies Route is 5.11

In 2016, Tyler Kirkland and Mark Carlson established Fluff Goat Butt-Face up the Goat Wall on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies. The new 5.11 fully-bolted line is 605 metres and is climbed […]


Adam Currie Sends Old Rockies Proj at 5.13d

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Currie Sends Old Rockies Proj at 5.13d

Adam Currie has made the first ascent of an old Marcus Norman project in the Rockies. Currie called the Prairie Creek route Core Shot and graded it 5.13d. “The line itself has really sat […]


Area Profile: Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia

June 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Area Profile: Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia

As the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash in the afternoon sun, the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove stands out like a beacon. The community of Peggy’s Cove is a throw back to the time […]


Watch Short Alberta Boulder Film with Allison Vest

June 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Short Alberta Boulder Film with Allison Vest

Allison Vest has made a short video about bouldering at The Gateway near Exshaw in the Bow Valley west of Calgary. The newly developed area has a number of problems up tall scree-field boulders. […]


Seb Bouin Sends Decades-Old France Project

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Seb Bouin Sends Decades-Old France Project

Seb Bouin recently sent a 20-year project in France he called Legend 5.14d at Pic Saint-Loup close to Monpellier in France. Bouin added an extension to the 25-metre Legend that he hopes to send […]


Adam Ondra Climbs New V15 Called Krater

June 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Climbs New V15 Called Krater

In between projecting sessions on the world’s potential first 5.15d in Norway, Ondra has climbed a new V15 in Holstein, Czech Republic. He called his new line Krater and according to 8a.nu, it’s his […]


Quebec Lac du Cap Topo With Four-Pitch Lines

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Routes | Comments Off on Quebec Lac du Cap Topo With Four-Pitch Lines

There’s a lot of climbing in Quebec, from the remote walls at Cap Trinite to the popular cliffs of Mont Rigaud. In a new topo found at EscaladeQuebec.com for Lac du Cap, there are […]