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 […]


New Three-Pitch Slab Crag on Banff’s Sulphur Mountain

September 21st, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Three-Pitch Slab Crag on Banff’s Sulphur Mountain

Sulphur Mountain is a tourist attraction in Banff for its gondola ride to the summit and now has a new three-pitch alpine crag. The west-facing crag called Sistine Slab is high on Sulphur Mountain […]


The Apocalypse Cave is Difficult New Rockies Crag

September 21st, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The Apocalypse Cave is Difficult New Rockies Crag

Evan Hau has been hard at work developing a new crag in the Bow Valley. The Apocalypse Cave is on Grotto Mountain in the Bow Valley. Grotto Mountain has hundreds of pitches of quality […]