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 […]


Alex Megos Continues Sending on Day Four in Canada

August 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Continues Sending on Day Four in Canada

Alex Megos spent his fourth day in Canada at Acephale for his second round at the popular crag with hard routes. The previous day, he put down Bunda de Fora 5.14d and established a […]


Wheat Kings is New Seven-Pitch Bolted 5.7 in Rockies

August 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Wheat Kings is New Seven-Pitch Bolted 5.7 in Rockies

Wheat Kings is a new bolted 5.7 that climbs to the top of Buffalo Crag in just over 200 metres. Gripped editor Brandon Pullan has been establishing new routes for the past 15 years. Last […]


Alex Megos Climbs New 5.14d at Acephale

July 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Climbs New 5.14d at Acephale

Alex Megos has been in the Canadian Rockies for three days and has put down three old projects. At Ravens Crag he sent a decades-old route at 5.14b after-which Sonnie Trotter extended and Megos […]


Alex Megos in Canada and Frees Projects in Rockies

July 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos in Canada and Frees Projects in Rockies

Alex Megos is one of the world’s leading climbers. In the two days he has been in the Rockies he has put down two old projects. At Ravens Crag near Banff, he sent a […]


Evan Hau Repeats Kinder Surprise 5.14+ in Rockies

July 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Evan Hau Repeats Kinder Surprise 5.14+ in Rockies

In 2015, Josh Muller added Kinder Surprise to Acephale in the Rockies and suggested a grade of 5.14c or 5.14d. It would have been the fourth 5.14d in Canada if confirmed after Bunda de […]


Unrepeated Yamnuska Traverse Attempted in Single Push

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Unrepeated Yamnuska Traverse Attempted in Single Push

Yamnuska is a south-facing wall on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies about 45 minutes from Calgary. At its highest, the peak stands just shy of 400 metres from the base, but is […]