Arch Enemy is Big Rockies 5.11d Near Waterfall

July 31st, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Arch Enemy is Big Rockies 5.11d Near Waterfall

The seven-pitch route climbs to the right of Nemesis


Four Bighorn Highway Alpine Rock Moderates

July 23rd, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Four Bighorn Highway Alpine Rock Moderates

The Bighorn Highway has long been an Alberta go-to climbing destination. It is the name given to the 66-kilometre Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country that runs north to south from Barrier Mountain to King […]


Throwback to Highlights From the 2015 Psicobloc

June 13th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Video | Comments Off on Throwback to Highlights From the 2015 Psicobloc

The third annual Psicobloc Masters Series took place on Aug. 7, 2015, at Park City, Utah. The event was canceled due to a thunderstorm before the men could finish their final round, but it […]


10 Spring Climbing Tips for a Fun Season

June 6th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 10 Spring Climbing Tips for a Fun Season

Ticks, Bears and Other Bugs Ticks are gross little insects that love to hide at the base of warm crags. Their goal is to crawl onto you, find somewhere warm (arm pit or head) […]


It’s Tick Season in Canada so Check for Ticks

May 6th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Profiles | Comments Off on It’s Tick Season in Canada so Check for Ticks

Ticks are little critters that run wild in spring, especially in dry areas. Their bites can bring about serious long term health problems. Many of Canada’s top climbers have had tick-related illnesses in the […]


Making an Impact: Canada’s Climbing Gym Solution

April 30th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Making an Impact: Canada’s Climbing Gym Solution

    If you haven’t heard of IMPACT Climbing yet, it’s only a matter of time before you do. With humble beginnings in Milton, Ontario, Canada, IMPACT has amassed over a decade of climbing […]


A Tribute to Guy Edwards by Sean Isaac

April 8th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles | Comments Off on A Tribute to Guy Edwards by Sean Isaac

Guy Edwards was one of Canada’s most cutting-edge alpine climbers. Edwards once soloed the West Ridge of Pigeon Spire, naked, in 18 minutes up and down. Along with John Millar, Edwards went missing in […]


Yamabushi is a Big Yamnuska 5.12d/13a Sport Route

April 2nd, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Yamabushi is a Big Yamnuska 5.12d/13a Sport Route

In about 1999, Raphael Slawinski and Will Gadd started work on a new line on the last major buttress of Yamnuska without a route on it. It took 11 more trips up on the wall, […]


Top 15 Hard Rockies Must-Climb Multi-Pitch

March 12th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Top 15 Hard Rockies Must-Climb Multi-Pitch

The Canadian Rockies have some of the biggest walls in Canada and over the last 20 years climbers have been laboring to establish long, well protected routes. If you like steep, hard and challenging lines, look […]


Weekend Stoker: Bloodied Face Huey Battles Big Drip

February 15th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, Profiles, Rockies, Video | Comments Off on Weekend Stoker: Bloodied Face Huey Battles Big Drip

Watch climber Jesse Huey sessions The Real Big Drip in the Ghost River, Alberta. Huey is currently in Patagonia with Will Stanhope. The Real Big Drip is a 200-metre mixed route in the Ghost […]