Training: Four Bow Valley Peaks to Run Up Before Lunch

November 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Training: Four Bow Valley Peaks to Run Up Before Lunch

The Bow Valley runs from Yamnuska to Lake Louise along the Bow River. There are a countless hikes and scrambles that branch off from the Trans-Canada Highway. Some lead to the base of rock […]


Watch Read Macadam and Tim Emmett Send The Path 5.14R

November 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Read Macadam and Tim Emmett Send The Path 5.14R

Read Macadam produced this short film earlier this year after he and Tim Emmett sent The Path 5.14R on the same day. The film premiered at the Canmore Climbing Festival in August. The Path […]


Ice Climbing Season Game On in Canadian Rockies

October 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Ice Climbing Season Game On in Canadian Rockies

It’s that time of year again, when rock climbers are still getting up sunny warm south faces in the Rockies and ice climbers are searching for early season north-facing drips. As a result of […]


Watch a Send of Being There 5.11b in Skaha

October 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Being There 5.11b in Skaha

Stu Smith and friends drove east to the rain-free region of Skaha to escape the coastal autumn weather. Here is a short film by Smith of a send of Being There 5.11b on the […]


Watch an Ascent of the Lotus Flower Tower in Northern Canada

October 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch an Ascent of the Lotus Flower Tower in Northern Canada

The remote 18-pitch Lotus Flower Tower is in the Cirque of the Unclimbables in the Northwest Territories. The first ascent was by James P. McCarthy, Tom Frost, Harthon (Sandy) Bill in 1968. The first […]


Crazy! Ice Climber Rides Falling Pillar, Walks Away Unharmed

October 13th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Crazy! Ice Climber Rides Falling Pillar, Walks Away Unharmed

A few years ago, John Freeman was soloing a steep pillar of ice on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Transitioning from the pillar to the safer ice above, the pillar fractured and Freeman fell […]


New Big Rock Climb on Bedson Ridge in Jasper

October 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Big Rock Climb on Bedson Ridge in Jasper

Dunynel Geiger and Tyler Davidson climbed a new route on Bedson Ridge near Jasper in Alberta. Bedson Ridge is a popular limestone multi-pitch crag with routes over 300 metres. Their new 5.10c is a […]