Bouldering Expedition to New Remote Rockies Highballs

August 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The Canadian Rockies have countless remote locations that hold big and unclimbed boulders few climbers have seen. In 2017, Matt Hendsbee and Scott Eveleigh hiked into Wonder Valley near Lake Louis and found a […]


Deadly Rockies Year Continues After Hiker Falls

August 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

A woman has died from a fall during her hike on the East End of Rundle above Canmore on Aug. 18. The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. and emergency crews were quick to the […]


The Line of the New Route on Latok I from the North

August 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

The strong team of Tom Livingstone, Ales Cesen and Luka Strazar made the first ascent of Latok I from the north side of the peak via a new route. There was much speculation as […]


Gripped Week in Review: Eiger, Prairie Gold, Quebec

August 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

This is weekly summary of top climbing stories from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17. Boulder World Cup Canada finished the IFSC Boulder World Cup season after qualifications as they look forward to the World […]


Crouching Tiger is New 11-Pitch Trad 5.12b+ in B.C.

August 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

In 2016, Marc-Andre Leclerc and Brette Harrington climbed the first-ever route up the Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. with their multi-pitch Hidden Dragon 5.12c. Harrington and Leclerc had eyed up Crouching Tiger while on […]


Canadians Finish 2018 Boulder Year After Munich Qualifiers

August 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The final 2018 Boulder World Cup is taking place in Munich with some of the world’s best boulderers competing. While Canada had a number of climbers make Semis and Finals at the Youth World […]


Watch Canadian Paul McSorley on New African Big Wall

August 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In 2017, Canadian Paul McSorley joined German climbers Ines Papert and Joseph Pfnur and Slovenian Luka Lindic for a trip to South Africa to climb new routes. McSorley wrote the following for Gripped about […]