New Yamnuska Guidebook by Andy Genereux Bigger and Brighter

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Andy Genereux has established dozens of routes and cataloged the history of the famous Alberta mountain. In 2010, he climbed 50 routes on Yam in one year for his 50th birthday, read about it here. […]


Hand in the Honey Pot is 11-Pitch 5.11 on EEOR in Rockies

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Hand in the Honey Pot is  500-metre 5.11b/c that was first climbed by Brett Lawrence and Jeff Relph in July 2007. Established as a modern mixed route that requires a rack of gear, but has […]


Raven Crag is Top Banff Wall With New 5.10s You Should Visit

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

Raven Crag sits high above the town of Banff on the north side of Sulphur Mountain. It overlooks the Bow Valley and Vermillion Lakes and is almost always in the shade, which makes it […]


Yamabushi is Yamnuska’s Big 5.12 Sport Route

June 20th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In about 1999, Raphael Slawinski and Will Gadd started work on a new line on the last major buttress of Yamnuska without a route on it. It took 11 more trips up on the wall, […]


New Rockies’ Crag is Hungry Tiger Wall in Echo Canyon

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Echo Canyon has been a go-to location for sport climbers over the past decade. It rises above Canmore on the south face of Grotto Mountain. With hundreds of routes on a dozen crags, it […]


Five Hard Sends Across Canada This Week

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

It’s one week until summer and Canadians have been putting in long days at crags and boulder fields across the country. There have been some big sends in the past week or so and […]


New Hard Ghost Multi-Pitch is The Cupcake Conspiracy

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

Calgary-based alpine climbers Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz began bolting a big route in the Ghost last fall. They returned to the popular valley with large limestone walls this spring to finish their project. In […]