Five New Bolted Multi-pitch Up to 5.10a in Banff

September 6th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Most of the climbing is 5.4 to 5.7 on the 36 new pitches of climbing


Gold Rush is New Banff 14-pitch Bolted 5.7

August 18th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Gold Rush is New Banff 14-pitch Bolted 5.7

Gold Rush is the longest route at the grade


The Stories Behind Some of My Route Names

August 8th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The Stories Behind Some of My Route Names

Nearly every climbing route name has a story behind it


That Time Lightning Struck Us on Yamnuska

July 18th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on That Time Lightning Struck Us on Yamnuska

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 | Comments Off on Spray Slabs in Banff is Old School Friction Climbing

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 | Comments Off on Free Soloing is Not Scrambling and Scrambling is Not Free Soloing

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 […]