Watch Will Mayo and Kurt Ross Climb Andromeda Strain in Rockies

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Will Mayo and Kurt Ross recently climbed Andromeda Strain M6 WI5 V on Mount Andromeda in the Canadian Rockies. “The majority of this video is comprised of Kurt hurriedly (in proper alpine-seconding style) following […]


Five Limit Pushers by Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc in Past Year

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Marc-Andre Leclerc is based on Canada’s West Coast and is one of North America’s leading climbers. From big wall sends to alpine solos, the 23-year-old crusher has proved that we are no where near […]


Photos from Tour de Frank Bouldering Festival by Philip Quade

September 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The following photos are from the 2016 bouldering festival held at Frank Slide. The Tour de Frank celebrated its third year running and had a number of climbers make the trip for a fun […]


The House/Anderson on Mount Alberta Gets Third Ascent by Two Brits

September 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

In 2008, Steve House and Vince Anderson made the first ascent of a new route up the north face of Mount Alberta in the Canadian Rockies. The House/Anderson WI5+ M8 R/X 1000 m was repeated […]


Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

There was an avalanche on Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National park that took two climbers for a 75-metre ride. Luckily, the climbers escaped with only minor injuries. The following report appeared on the […]


Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

It’s nearly ice/mixed climbing season and in some parts of Canada the cold temperatures are already freezing things up. Keep in mind the objective hazards of ice/mixed climbing are different than rock. Avalanche slopes, […]


Doug McConnell Sends The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

September 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Doug McConnell Sends The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

Strong Australian climber Doug McConnell has made the 10th ascent of The Path at Lake Louise. The 5.14R has become the must-climb trad test-piece in the Rockies. McConnell made the fifth ascent of Yamnuska’s […]