Watch Ascent of Mount Edith Cavell’s Alpine North Face

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ascent of Mount Edith Cavell’s Alpine North Face

Janelle and Mark Smiley climbed the north face of Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park in October 2015. “This was Classic Climb number 47 for us,” Smiley said referring to their goal of […]


Old Lake Louise Project Pushed to Top Called Mountain Fiction

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Old Lake Louise Project Pushed to Top Called Mountain Fiction

Canmore-based Jerry Auld and Dustin Lynx have pushed an old project to the top of a wall at the base of Fairview Mountain in the Rockies and called it Mountain Fiction. The Rockfall Wall […]


Kelly Drager Sends Tell Tale Heart After Solid Sessions

September 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Kelly Drager Sends Tell Tale Heart After Solid Sessions

Kelly Drager is a strong Calgary climber who works as a sports dietician for Canadian Sport Institute Calgary. Over the past few weeks, she has been working on the full Tell Tale Heart 5.13a […]


Snowpatch Spire Has World-Class Hard Alpine Free Routes

September 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Snowpatch Spire Has World-Class Hard Alpine Free Routes

Snowpatch Spire stands at 3,063 metres at the centre of the granite Bugaboo towers. There are many classic climbs up the spire, including Sunshine Crack 5.11, Wiessner’s Route 5.8, Surf’s Up 5.9, Snowpatch Route […]


Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope Free Bugaboos Retinal Circus

September 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope Free Bugaboos Retinal Circus

Retinal Circus was climbed by Aaron Martin and Zack Smith. The big crack system climbs the Minaret on the South Howser Tower in the Bugaboos. After their ascent, Smith wrote in the American Alpine […]


Top Seven Sends by Alex Megos in Canada, from Firsts to Flashes

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Top Seven Sends by Alex Megos in Canada, from Firsts to Flashes

Alex Megos visited Canada for nearly a month-and-a-half in the summer of 2016. The trip was organized by Sonnie Trotter, who saw the potential of having one of the world’s strongest climbers visit. Megos […]


Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14b Link at Acephale

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14b Link at Acephale

Evan Hau has been working on a potential 5.15 at the Coliseum in Echo Canyon on Grotto Mountain the past few weeks. He took some time to climb a new link-up at Acephale called […]