It’s Tick Season in Canada so Check for Ticks

April 28th, 2018 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 […]


Portrait of a Mountain: Mount Louis in Banff

April 3rd, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Portrait of a Mountain: Mount Louis in Banff

A profile of Banff’s Mount Louis, the scene of thousands of memorable ascents since 1916.


10 Spring Climbing Tips for a Fun Season

March 20th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 10 Spring Climbing Tips for a Fun Season

Sam Lambert on Wings of Desire 5.11b in Skaha, a perfect spring route. Photo Tim BanfieldIt’s springtime, which means thousands of climbers will be exchanging the gym bag for the crag pack. Here are […]


Watch John Bachar Solo Leave it to Beaver 5.12a

February 13th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in West Coast | Comments Off on Watch John Bachar Solo Leave it to Beaver 5.12a

Vintage film of John Bachar soloing Joshua Tree’s Leave it to Beaver, 5.12a. The first ascent was by Dave Evans and Jim Angione in January 1978 and freed by Bachar in March of the […]


Watch Ice Climber Fall With Collapsing Ice Pillar

January 9th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ice Climber Fall With Collapsing Ice Pillar

A few years ago, John Freeman was soloing a steep pillar of ice on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Transitioning from the pillar to the safer ice above, the pillar fractured and Freeman fell […]


10 Winter Ice and Mixed Climbing Tips

January 6th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on 10 Winter Ice and Mixed Climbing Tips

Winter is here, in some parts of North America more than others. If you’re planning on heading out for a cold adventure then be prepared. 1. The Weather: All of Canada’s provinces experience different weather […]


Watch Ice Climber Slide Down Mountain

January 2nd, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ice Climber Slide Down Mountain

This video is a few years old, but is a reminder to play safe in winter. Mark Roberts, 47, was climbing the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon, when he was hit by falling ice. […]