Alex Megos Climbs New 5.14d at Acephale

July 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Climbs New 5.14d at Acephale

Alex Megos has been in the Canadian Rockies for three days and has put down three old projects. At Ravens Crag he sent a decades-old route at 5.14b after-which Sonnie Trotter extended and Megos […]


Alex Megos in Canada and Frees Projects in Rockies

July 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos in Canada and Frees Projects in Rockies

Alex Megos is one of the world’s leading climbers. In the two days he has been in the Rockies he has put down two old projects. At Ravens Crag near Banff, he sent a […]


Evan Hau Repeats Kinder Surprise 5.14+ in Rockies

July 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Evan Hau Repeats Kinder Surprise 5.14+ in Rockies

In 2015, Josh Muller added Kinder Surprise to Acephale in the Rockies and suggested a grade of 5.14c or 5.14d. It would have been the fourth 5.14d in Canada if confirmed after Bunda de […]


Unrepeated Yamnuska Traverse Attempted in Single Push

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Unrepeated Yamnuska Traverse Attempted in Single Push

Yamnuska is a south-facing wall on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies about 45 minutes from Calgary. At its highest, the peak stands just shy of 400 metres from the base, but is […]


Five Big Unrepeated Canadian Rockies Aid Routes

July 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Five Big Unrepeated Canadian Rockies Aid Routes

Aid climbing in the Rockies is not like aid climbing in Squamish or Yosemite. Inching up limestone walls requires different skills than inching up granite ones. Some of the following routes are over 20 […]


Tim Emmett and Read Macadam Send The Path 5.14R in Rockies

July 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Tim Emmett and Read Macadam Send The Path 5.14R in Rockies

Tim Emmett and Read Macadam have sent The Path 5.14R at Back of the Lake next to Lake Louise in the Rockies. The duo had been working on the test-piece over the past few […]


Five Must-Climb Rockies 5.11s, from Off-Piste to Well-Travelled

July 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Five Must-Climb Rockies 5.11s, from Off-Piste to Well-Travelled

The Canadian Rockies are home to some big rock climbs. While many know about the popular single-pitch crag routes at Grassi Lakes, Cougar Canyon, Heart Creek and Acephale, few know about some of the […]