Watch Sonnie Trotter Send Rhapsody 5.14cR in Sctoland

June 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Sonnie Trotter Send Rhapsody 5.14cR in Sctoland

In celebration of Canada Day this 2016, we look back at big sends by Canadians. On June 9, 2008, Sonnie Trotter made the second ascent of Dave MacLeod’s 35-metre Rhapsody E11 7a (5.14c R) […]


Canadian Rescuers Busy with BASE Jumpers in Rockies and Squamish

June 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Canadian Rescuers Busy with BASE Jumpers in Rockies and Squamish

While BASE jumping is one of the least practiced mountain sports in Canada, the numbers of rescues and deaths is on the rise. Last week, an American BASE jumper named Gary Kremer died after […]


The Canine Climbs Dorion Tower, a One-of-a-Kind Ontario Pinnacle

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on The Canine Climbs Dorion Tower, a One-of-a-Kind Ontario Pinnacle

From the top of Dorion Tower near Ouiment Canyon, you can see Black Bay on Lake Superior, stretches of boreal forest and other rock formations that were created nearly 10,000 years ago. Of course, […]


Big Stefan Glowacz Verdon Route Repeated

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Big Stefan Glowacz Verdon Route Repeated

In 2012, Stefan Glowacz made the first ascent of Golden Shower in the Verdon Gorge, France. The four pitches break down to 5.12a, 5.14a, 514a and 5.13a. The route was bolted in 2005 by […]


New Bouldering Area Near Squamish is the Constellations

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Video | Comments Off on New Bouldering Area Near Squamish is the Constellations

Peter Michaux wanted to find a bouldering area near Squamish that would offer a hot-day option to the valley boulders close to town. He searched Google Earth for a solution and eventually discovered a […]


Watch Wild Bouldering in Iceland

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Wild Bouldering in Iceland

Mark Goldstein spent nine days driving around Iceland and three of those days climbing. “I don’t know the names or grades for any of the climbs, but they were all fantastic,” said Goldstein. Iceland […]


Watch B.C. Bouldering in the Nanaimo Area

June 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch B.C. Bouldering in the Nanaimo Area

Duke Point has long been a popular sandstone bouldering destination. There are three main areas: Center Stage, Estuary and Stage Right. For directions to get there visit here, and for a list of problems […]