Five Fun Moderate Banff Multi-Pitch Sport Routes

April 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Banff is one of Canada’s most popular tourist towns, but it is also an ice and rock climbing hub. In the winter, people from around the world use Banff, located in Banff National Park in […]


Watch Cheyne Lempe and David Allfrey on Baffin Island Big Wall

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

In May 2015, David Allfrey and Cheyne Lempe climbed a new route over 10 days on Great Cross Pillar in the Sam Ford Fjord on Baffin Island and called it Deconstructing Jenga VI 5.9+ A3+. In […]


Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2011.01, Articles, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

Part of a new generation of bold Canadian climbers, Will Stanhope and Andrew Boyd risk it all and bag a free ascent on the South Face of the Turret in the Adamants.





Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

Gordon Irwin is a guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and recently reported about a large rockfall at the Black Band crag on Tunnel Mountain near Banff. The wall is busy in […]


New Hard Big Alpine Rockies Climb by Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic

April 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Big Alpine Rockies Climb by Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic

Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc and Slovenian Luka Lindic climbed made the first ascent of Mount Tuzo’s northeast face. The big new route goes at M7+ WI6+R and climbs 1,110 metres of terrain. The big wall […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic on Classic Mount Temple Route

March 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Canadian March-Andre Leclerc and Slovenian Luka Lindic rope up for the first time. The two top alpine climbers have passed each other more than once on Cerro Torre, but have never roped up. Leclerc […]


Ghost Access Information for 2016

March 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Ghost Access Information for 2016

The Ghost public land use zone map has been updated by the Alberta government. To climbers, the area northwest of Calgary accessed by the Big Hill, which is east of Banff National Park, is known […]