Watch Hayden Kennedy Send a Desert 5.14

October 17th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In 2012, twenty-two-year-old Hayden Kennedy made the first ascent of Carbondale Short Bus 5.14- in Indian Creek, Utah. The line was first envisioned by Nick Martino back in 2007, Kennedy redpointed it on March […]


Watch Thanksgiving Climbing at Quebec’s Kamouraska

October 6th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Thanksgiving Climbing at Quebec’s Kamouraska

In Canada, Thanksgiving is a time for climbers to celebrate and give thanks at their favourite crag.  In Quebec, Kamouraska is a popular mid-autumn gathering spot for many climbers. Kamouraska is a quartzite crag with […]


Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

October 6th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most classic ice climbs in Canada and one of the most-climbed ice routes in Quebec. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive from Quebec […]


A 2014 Interview with Alpinist Jeff Lowe

September 11th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Competition, Profiles | 1 Comment »

Jeff Lowe  is considered one of the pioneers of waterfall and alpine ice climbing in North America. Jeff’s climbing career spans six decades and he is known for his visionary climbs and alpine style […]


Portrait of a Mountain: Ha Ling Peak

August 27th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Portrait of a Mountain: Ha Ling Peak

Ha Ling is a Canadian Rockies landmark found above the town of Canmore. The peak is a popular hike and has some of the most sought-after multi-pitch routes in the Bow Valley. It was […]


Fair Island: Newfoundland’s Remote Bouldering

August 9th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Fair Island: Newfoundland’s Remote Bouldering

While Newfoundland’s Fair Island is 7,500 kilometres from Squamish, the two areas have a lot in common – both have world-class Canadian granite climbing. In July, climbers traveled to Fair Island as part of […]


12 Great Canadian Ascents From Past 150 Years

June 30th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles | Comments Off on 12 Great Canadian Ascents From Past 150 Years

No better way to celebrate Canada Day than to look back at 100 years and 10 great ascents from coast to coast to coast. As Canada turns 150 this year, be sure to pick […]