Trotter’s War Hammer his Castle Mountain Magnum Opus

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Sonnie Trotter’s recent link-up of three routes on Castle Mountain combines new-school climbing with an old-school route up one of Canada’s most iconic peaks. He has named the 15-pitch 5.14a link-up War Hammer. In […]


CMC Valley Has Old-School Feel and Classic Routes

August 8th, 2017 by Chris Perry | Posted in Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 […]


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 […]


New White Tiger Route is Old Fred Beckey Project

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New White Tiger Route is Old Fred Beckey Project

In June of 2016, Aaron Hanson and Vince Ryglis spent three days approaching the Leaning Towers in the Purcells, a remote group of granite walls. They made the journey to complete a 1986 project […]


Recent Alpine Accidents Reminders to Climb Safe

July 24th, 2017 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Recent Alpine Accidents Reminders to Climb Safe

There have been a number of climbing accidents in Western Canada’s mountains over the past few weeks, so be sure to go over your systems and have proper knowledge of terrain before heading out. […]


New Bolted Five-Pitch 5.8 in Jasper on Proposal

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Bolted Five-Pitch 5.8 in Jasper on Proposal

Local guidebook author Francois Laplante and partner Addison Eady have added a nice looking five-pitch 5.8 to Maligne Valley in Jasper National Park. Their new route is called Hands in My Pockets and climbs […]