Watch Alex Megos Send Canada’s First 5.15 Fight Club

April 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Alex Megos send Fight Club, Canada’s first 5.15. The hard route is found at Ravens Crag in Banff National Park. The first bolts on the steep prow were added in the early 1990s […]


Updated: New Stanley Headwall Route is Cosmik Debris Next to Nemesis

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Jon Walsh needed three attempts to complete his new route Cosmik Debris on the Stanley Headwall. His first visit was last October with Michelle Kadatz and his second was this March with Ross Suchy. […]


Another New 5.11 at Sunshine Rock Near Banff

April 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Another New 5.11 at Sunshine Rock Near Banff

Sunshine Rock near Banff has become one of the more popular crags in the Rockies. The approach takes only a minute and the climbs are well bolted on solid rock. Over the past few […]


Watch James Blackhall Send New 5.11c at Sunshine in Rockies

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Watch James Blackhall Send New 5.11c at Sunshine in Rockies

James Blackhall has spent the better part of the past two summers climbing and establishing new routes. He wasted no time in spring 2017 to get to work. At the now-popular Sunshine Rock just […]


Interview with Grant Statham on Ice Climbing and Avalanche Awareness

March 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Interview with Grant Statham on Ice Climbing and Avalanche Awareness

Grant Statham is based in Canmore and has been ice climbing for 30 years. For most of that time, Statham has worked as an IFMGA mountain guide and a leading avalanche forecaster doing a […]


New Weeping Wall WI5 is Lynx and List of Area Climbs

March 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Weeping Wall WI5 is Lynx and List of Area Climbs

The Weeping Wall Area is on the Icefields Parkway north of Banff on Cirrus Mountain and faces southwest. The first ascent of the Lower Weeping Wall was by Rob Wood and Bugs McKeith in […]


Another New B.C. Mixed Route is Blob Blob Blob

February 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Another New B.C. Mixed Route is Blob Blob Blob

Raphael Slawinski and Sarah Hueniken established a new mixed route near Field, B.C. last week. The mixed-protection mixed-rock-and-ice line climbs up right of Twisted WI5 and left of the new Nasty Habit M6 WI5. […]