Two Big New Ice Routes Near Peyto Lake in Rockies

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Two Big New Ice Routes Near Peyto Lake in Rockies

Maarten van Haeren and Sebastian Taborszky have established three new routes near Caldron Lake, southwest of Peyto Lake. Caldron Lake sits at about 2,400 metres on the Icefields Parkway north of Lake Louise. “Definitely […]


New Rockies Ice Route and Slow Start to Season

November 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Rockies Ice Route and Slow Start to Season

After an early freeze down to the valley in the Canadian Rockies, the warmer temps have ice climbers searching high and low. Many popular routes had started to form, including Murchison Falls, Cascade Falls […]


Training: Four Bow Valley Peaks to Run Up Before Lunch

November 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Training: Four Bow Valley Peaks to Run Up Before Lunch

The Bow Valley runs from Yamnuska to Lake Louise along the Bow River. There are a countless hikes and scrambles that branch off from the Trans-Canada Highway. Some lead to the base of rock […]


Watch Read Macadam and Tim Emmett Send The Path 5.14R

November 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Read Macadam and Tim Emmett Send The Path 5.14R

Read Macadam produced this short film earlier this year after he and Tim Emmett sent The Path 5.14R on the same day. The film premiered at the Canmore Climbing Festival in August. The Path […]


Ice Climbing Season Game On in Canadian Rockies

October 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Ice Climbing Season Game On in Canadian Rockies

It’s that time of year again, when rock climbers are still getting up sunny warm south faces in the Rockies and ice climbers are searching for early season north-facing drips. As a result of […]


Watch a Send of Being There 5.11b in Skaha

October 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Being There 5.11b in Skaha

Stu Smith and friends drove east to the rain-free region of Skaha to escape the coastal autumn weather. Here is a short film by Smith of a send of Being There 5.11b on the […]


Watch an Ascent of the Lotus Flower Tower in Northern Canada

October 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch an Ascent of the Lotus Flower Tower in Northern Canada

The remote 18-pitch Lotus Flower Tower is in the Cirque of the Unclimbables in the Northwest Territories. The first ascent was by James P. McCarthy, Tom Frost, Harthon (Sandy) Bill in 1968. The first […]