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 […]


Watch Ascent of This House of Sky in Ghost

March 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ascent of This House of Sky in Ghost

This House of Sky is a classic moderate ice climb in the Ghost near Calgary.


Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Three Routes on Stanley Headwall in a Day

February 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | 2 Comments »

Squamish-based Marc-Andre Leclerc has set a new standard for Canadian winter mixed climbing. On Feb. 26, Leclerc reached the base of the Stanley Headwall, B.C.’s well-known alpine mixed “crag,” moments before sunrise. He waited […]


Top Canadian Sends of 2015

December 26th, 2015 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, East, Ice, International, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. Canadians crushed in 2015, from alpine and big-wall climbing to cragging and bouldering they aimed high, and more […]


New Steep Mixed Pitch in the Ghost

December 23rd, 2015 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Steep Mixed Pitch in the Ghost

The Ghost is one of Canada’s most popular winter climbing locations and is located near Calgary. Reuben Marsden and Ross Suchy added a new pitch to Candle Stick Maker, which is found at Orient […]