Alex Megos’ Second Ascent Onsight of The Shining 5.13d on Mount Louis

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Thanks to Sonnie Trotter, Alex Megos has hit a Rockies grand slam: first ascent of a 5.15b called Fightclub, first ascent of a 5.14d called Full Nelson, flash of The Path 5.14R and an […]


Conrad Kain and Bugaboo Spire Celebrated 100 Years Later

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

In the summer of 1916, legendary mountain guide Conrad Kain was 30 years old. By season’s end, he made the first ascents of 15 mountains, including some of the now famous in the Bugaboos. […]


Marc Eveleigh Sends Leviathan in Rockies, His First 5.14

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Calgary-based comp crusher Marc Eveleigh has sent his first 5.14. Earlier today, he clipped the chains on the 25-metre eight-bolt Leviathan. Earlier this year, Eveleigh placed first at the Calgary Climbing Centre provincial and […]


Alex Megos Flashes The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Alex Megos didn’t climb on Saturday, he rested to prepare for his project at Ravens Crag the following day. On Sunday, Megos sent Fightclub 5.15b, Canada’s first 5.15. The next morning, he headed back […]


Andrew Funk Sends New Rockies 5.13

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

Andrew Funk has been putting his strong comp strength to the test the past year with a focus on hard sport routes. On the same day Alex Megos was climbing Canada’s first 5.15 at […]


Alex Megos Climbs Canada’s First 5.15 Fightclub

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

Alex Megos has sent Canada’s first 5.15 at Ravens Crag above the town of Banff and called it Fightclub. The north-facing wall has a number of steep 5.12s and 5.13s, but the real gem […]


New Route on East Face of Mount Slesse

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The East Face direct of Mount Slesse was climbed in July 1997 by Sean Easton and Dave Edgar and is one of the hardest routes like it in B.C. The route has been attempted […]