That Time Lightning Struck Us on Yamnuska

July 18th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The climbing guide examiner called off the exam until we made it to safety, it was a day that I’ll never forget


Spray Slabs in Banff is Old School Friction Climbing

July 12th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The crag was first climbed at in the early 1980s, but has many retro-bolted sport routes


Free Soloing is Not Scrambling and Scrambling is Not Free Soloing

July 11th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Free soloing has been referred to as scrambling and 3rd classing for many years by top climbers


Bolted Multi-Pitch Routes are Not Sport Climbs

July 3rd, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles | Comments Off on Bolted Multi-Pitch Routes are Not Sport Climbs

Bolted multi-pitch routes often have longer run-outs and looser rock than bolted sport climbs


Happy Canada Day!

June 30th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Happy Canada Day!

Climbing in Canada rocks and we all celebrate it for different reasons. From the west to the east coast, our country is full of amazing people, world-class stone and unique-to-Canada climbing. Wherever you are […]


Words with Author of ‘Paul Preuss: Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing’

June 6th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles | Comments Off on Words with Author of ‘Paul Preuss: Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing’

David Smart is the editorial director of Gripped Publishing and founding editor of four magazines, including Gripped, Canada’s Climbing Magazine. He is the author of five guidebooks, as well as two novels and the […]


Megawatts is Fun Eight-Pitch Bolted 5.8 in Southern B.C.

May 6th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Megawatts is Fun Eight-Pitch Bolted 5.8 in Southern B.C.

Megawatts is one of the best climbs in B.C. you probably haven’t climbed yet. At 280 metres, it’s one of the longest 5.8 bolted routes in Western Canada that can be climbed in eight […]


Four Times I’ve Been Gripped While Climbing

April 30th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Four Times I’ve Been Gripped While Climbing

When I opened my first copy of Gripped magazine in 1999, I read the term gripped described as, “A colloquialism in climbing meaning in a state of fear.” I didn’t know it at the […]


Dealing with Death in the Mountains

April 25th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Dealing with Death in the Mountains

Last week, three of the world’s best climbers died in an avalanche on Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. It sent shockwaves through the outdoor industry and the world of climbing grieved with a […]


David Lama and Partners Missing in Rockies Avalanche

April 18th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles | Comments Off on David Lama and Partners Missing in Rockies Avalanche

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and Jess Roskelley are reported as missing in the Canadian Rockies. The three top climbers were attempting to climb M16 on Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway when an avalanche […]