Top Seven Sends by Alex Megos in Canada, from Firsts to Flashes

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Top Seven Sends by Alex Megos in Canada, from Firsts to Flashes

Alex Megos visited Canada for nearly a month-and-a-half in the summer of 2016. The trip was organized by Sonnie Trotter, who saw the potential of having one of the world’s strongest climbers visit. Megos […]


Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14b Link at Acephale

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14b Link at Acephale

Evan Hau has been working on a potential 5.15 at the Coliseum in Echo Canyon on Grotto Mountain the past few weeks. He took some time to climb a new link-up at Acephale called […]


Old Bugaboos Route Freed and New 5.12 Climbed

August 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Old Bugaboos Route Freed and New 5.12 Climbed

The Bugaboos have been busy this summer. If you have been up there, then you know how crowded Applebee Campground is. The hut is booked well into September and in the past month there […]


Alex Megos’ Second Ascent Onsight of The Shining 5.13d on Mount Louis

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos’ Second Ascent Onsight of The Shining 5.13d on Mount Louis

Thanks to Sonnie Trotter, Alex Megos has hit a Rockies grand slam: first ascent of a 5.15b called Fightclub, first ascent of a 5.14d called Full Nelson, flash of The Path 5.14R and an […]


Conrad Kain and Bugaboo Spire Celebrated 100 Years Later

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Conrad Kain and Bugaboo Spire Celebrated 100 Years Later

In the summer of 1916, legendary mountain guide Conrad Kain was 30 years old. By season’s end, he made the first ascents of 15 mountains, including some of the now famous in the Bugaboos. […]


Marc Eveleigh Sends Leviathan in Rockies, His First 5.14

August 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Marc Eveleigh Sends Leviathan in Rockies, His First 5.14

Calgary-based comp crusher Marc Eveleigh has sent his first 5.14. Earlier today, he clipped the chains on the 25-metre eight-bolt Leviathan. Earlier this year, Eveleigh placed first at the Calgary Climbing Centre provincial and […]


Alex Megos Flashes The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Flashes The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

Alex Megos didn’t climb on Saturday, he rested to prepare for his project at Ravens Crag the following day. On Sunday, Megos sent Fightclub 5.15b, Canada’s first 5.15. The next morning, he headed back […]