Sara Frangos Sends Planet X 5.13

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Sara Frangos Sends Planet X 5.13

Sara Frangos of Canmore has sent the classic Shooting Packer 5.13b at Planet X in Cougar Creek in the Rockies. Sara noted she spent some time working on Fudge Packer 5.13d, which she is […]


Sonnie Trotter Sends The Moat, Weird 5.11+ Multi-Pitch in Rockies

July 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter Sends The Moat, Weird 5.11+ Multi-Pitch in Rockies

In 2013, Sonnie Trotter sent the unrepeated Castles in the Sky, a five-pitch 5.14 on Castle Mountain in Banff National Park. The route climbs the upper two-thirds of the lower tier on Castle Mountain, […]


Brette Harrington’s Top Five Canadian Sends

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Brette Harrington’s Top Five Canadian Sends

Brette Harrington is one of America’s top climbers and she has spent considerable time in Canada over the past few years. Andrew Bisharat recently published a great interview with Harrington on his website Evening […]


New Yamnuska Guidebook by Andy Genereux Bigger and Brighter

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Yamnuska Guidebook by Andy Genereux Bigger and Brighter

Andy Genereux has established dozens of routes and cataloged the history of the famous Alberta mountain. In 2010, he climbed 50 routes on Yam in one year for his 50th birthday, read about it here. […]


Weekend Update: Hard Routes Climbed Over Canada Day Weekend

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Weekend Update: Hard Routes Climbed Over Canada Day Weekend

Here is a weekend update in case you were busy climbing around Canada Day. A few days after Becca Frangos sent Endless Summer 5.13d, Alex Fricker of Canmore also sent the hard Acephale route. On […]


Stacey Weldon Sends Acephale 5.13c on Canada Day

July 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Stacey Weldon Sends Acephale 5.13c on Canada Day

It was a happy Canada Day for Stacey Weldon, who is hot off a big few months of competing at the IFSC World Cups. She reported on social media that she has sent Army […]


Ten Big Canadian Sends in 2016 Before Canada Day

July 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Ten Big Canadian Sends in 2016 Before Canada Day

Happy 2016 Canada Day! Here are 10 big sends that have gone down in Canada this year. Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Emperor Face The West Coast crusher finishes one of the most impressive winter seasons […]