Hard Rockies Send by Zak McGurk at Acephale

September 20th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Hard Rockies Send by Zak McGurk at Acephale

In the summer of 2014, Josh Muller sent a Lev Pinter project at Acephale and Zak McGurk just got the second ascent. By Josh Muller Zak (Midnight) McGurk took down the unrepeated Acephale line […]


Watch an Ascent of a Big Rockies 5.12 called East End Boys

September 19th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch an Ascent of a Big Rockies 5.12 called East End Boys

East End Boys, 5.12, is a classic Yamnuska route first climbed in the 1980s by Bill Betts and Steve DeMaio. The route climbs 200 metres up an esthetic crack system. This short video by […]


Frank Slide Bouldering Top 50 Episode One

September 18th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Events, Events, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Frank Slide Bouldering Top 50 Episode One

The Frank Slide near Crowsnest Pass is one of Alberta’s top bouldering spots.  Earlier this year, we ran a feature in Gripped magazine about the popular destination. Calgary photographer Tim Banfield took some great photos for […]


New Big Route on Wild Tall Storey Wall

September 10th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Big Route on Wild Tall Storey Wall

Paul Taylor and Paul Gardner have completed their new route in Echo Canyon in the Rockies. The five-pitch 5.11c is on the far left side of the Tall Storey Wall in Echo Canyon on […]


A List of Hard and Steep Canadian Routes

August 31st, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on A List of Hard and Steep Canadian Routes

Canada has some hard routes, from burly to long and technical 5.14s. Here is a select list of some of the hardest. By Sophia Vlahos Canadian climbing legend, Sonnie Trotter, has largely influenced the […]


Watch a Tour of Western Canada Climbing Destinations

August 21st, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Watch a Tour of Western Canada Climbing Destinations

This is a film about climbing, featuring three climbers sharing their reasons for doing this sport, what scares them, and the climbs they’ve done in the past year. The film was directed, filmed and […]


Check out the New Rockies’ Unicorn Canyon

August 14th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Check out the New Rockies’ Unicorn Canyon

A group of climbers have put in many hours to develop a new crag in Kananaskis Country. The new Unicorn Canyon is between Barrier Lake and Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis Country near Calgary. […]