B.C. Comps: White and Taplin Win Pop+Lock 2017

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News | No Comments »

On Nov. 10, Pop+Lock, one of B.C. competition climber’s favourite event took place at Gneiss Climbing in Kelowna. Pop + Lock Season 2 Open Woman Champ @staci.white • Congratulations 🍾 • 📸 @michaelvallido #getgneiss […]


Alberta Comps: Holowach, Weber Win Rowdy Bolder

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Bouldering competitions are high-energy and rowdy events. The Nov. 10 competition at Bolder was no different. Some of Alberta’s most familiar names in comp climbing were out, such as Sethna siblings Eric and Elise, […]


New Rockies Moderate Alpine is Full Moon Corner

November 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The new routing in the Canadian Rockies has continued with another 400-metre alpine mixed route. On Nov. 5, Noboru Bob Kikuchi and Toshiyuki Yamada made the first ascent of Full Moon Corner. The M6 […]


Mercier and Rainer Climb Hard Drytool Routes

November 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The world of drytooling has a number of iconic hard routes, one of which was recently first climbed by Canadian Gord McArthur in B.C. called Storm Giant. Two of the sport’s top climbers are […]


Yosemite’s Camp 4 to Expand to 57 Campsites

November 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Camp 4 in Yosemite is one of the climbing world’s most famous campsites. Many of the best climbers in history have spent at least a few nights, between days on big walls, sleeping there. […]


Remote New Rockies Mixed is Grab the Cupcakes

November 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The Canadian Rockies have hundreds of established mixed and ice routes and many say the area’s gems have all been climbed. But every season, climbers sniff out unclimbed lines, some where look as aesthetic […]


Unnamed Direct is New Rockies Moderate Alpine

November 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

On Nov. 5, Simon Richardson and Ian Welsted climbed a new 500-metre moderate alpine line between the town of Banff and Lake Louise they called Unnamed Direct WI3 M4. Richardson, the curator of ScottishWinter.com, […]