Alex Megos Climbs Canada’s First 5.15 Fightclub

August 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Climbs Canada’s First 5.15 Fightclub

Alex Megos has sent Canada’s first 5.15 at Ravens Crag above the town of Banff and called it Fightclub. The north-facing wall has a number of steep 5.12s and 5.13s, but the real gem […]


New Route on East Face of Mount Slesse

August 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Route on East Face of Mount Slesse

The East Face direct of Mount Slesse was climbed in July 1997 by Sean Easton and Dave Edgar and is one of the hardest routes like it in B.C. The route has been attempted […]


New Epic Rockies Highline from Grand Sentinel to Spire

August 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Epic Rockies Highline from Grand Sentinel to Spire

Drew Lieterman, who recently brought news about the new Bugaboos highline, has informed us about the Grand Sentinel highline. “This is the first alpine highline in the Canadian Rockies at 2,400 metres,” said Lieterman. […]


New Hard Rock Route on Mount Macdonald in Rogers Pass

August 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Rock Route on Mount Macdonald in Rogers Pass

Mount Macdonald stands tall next to the Trans Canada Highway near Rogers Pass in B.C. There are a number of routes up the two walls that rise above the steep slopes below, from steep […]


Climber Dies After Heart Creek Ground Fall

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Climber Dies After Heart Creek Ground Fall

Kananaskis Country Public Safety responded to an accident in Heart Creek near Canmore on Aug. 5 in the early afternoon. The 42-year-old male climber fell over 20 metres from an anchor and landed on […]


Alex Megos Flashes First Flight 5.14c at Acephale

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Flashes First Flight 5.14c at Acephale

Everywhere Alex Megos goes, he pushes the bar higher for local climbers. On Aug. 4, he flashed Josh Muller’s First Flight 5.14c at Acephale. Muller made the first ascent in 2014, a few years […]


Watch Sarah Hueniken Climb Big and Steep Ice in Rockies

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Sarah Hueniken Climb Big and Steep Ice in Rockies

Sarah Hueniken is based in the Canadian Rockies and is one of Canada’s leading climbers. In this short film by Canmore-based videographer Craig Hall, Hueniken opens up about more than just climbing. In this […]