New Big Alpine Mixed Route in Rockies

October 30th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Big Alpine Mixed Route in Rockies

Ian Welsted, Maarten Van Haeren and Jay Mills have have made the first ascent of Canoeing to Cuba on Mount Storm in the Canadian Rockies. The route is named in in honour of the […]


Canadians Send Hard Routes in Autumn Temps

October 26th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, East, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Canadians Send Hard Routes in Autumn Temps

From coast to coast, Canadians have been busy sending boulders and hard sport routes this month. Climbers have been taking advantage of the fall weather windows to tick their long-standing projects. In the Grand Wall Boulders, […]


Watch an Ascent of Man Yoga in B.C.

October 23rd, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Watch an Ascent of Man Yoga in B.C.

Jon Walsh and Jonny Simms established Man Yoga on the Stanley Headwall in 2011. The difficult mixed route goes at M8 and climbs 250 metres. Walsh wrote on his blog that Man Yoga “may involve […]


Sonnie Trotter’s First Ascent of Yamnuska’s Hardest Route

October 22nd, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter’s First Ascent of Yamnuska’s Hardest Route

Yamnuska is one of the most iconic peaks in Canada and Sonnie Trotter has established the mountain’s hardest route to date. In 2001, Shep Steiner and Todd Guyn made the first free ascent of […]


New Bugaboos Mixed Route on South Howser

October 18th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Bugaboos Mixed Route on South Howser

On October 16, Takeshi Tani and Toshiyuki Yamada climbed a new route on the South Howser in the Bugaboos. Their new route is one of the most obvious in the range and surprisingly had […]


Big New Alpine Sport Route in Rockies Looks Wild

October 2nd, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Big New Alpine Sport Route in Rockies Looks Wild

A seven-pitch 5.11d sport route that was recently sent on the Stanley Headwall looks like an adventure. The Stanley Headwall in British Columbia is known for its winter mixed and ice climbs. It has been […]


Watch Top Climbers Send in the Bugaboos

September 22nd, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Top Climbers Send in the Bugaboos

The towering granite spires of the Bugaboos in the Purcell Range of Interior B.C. are legendary for classic big-wall climbs in a remote and stunning location. Known as one of the greatest alpine playgrounds […]