Marc-Andre Leclerc Talks About Scotland Solos

December 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In this short video, Jon Walsh interviews the late Marc-Andre Lelcerc about his day soloing five routes on Stob Coire Nan Lochan. For a full trip report, visit Walsh’s blog here.


Mind Tools Aim to Keep You Psyched

December 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Rock | No Comments »

Mind Tools are a climbing accessory created to help climbers overcome fear, making them the first mental training tool for climbers on the market. They are colorful slip covers that fit on most common […]


Upcoming Book on the Incredible Billy Davidson

December 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, News, Profiles | No Comments »

For the past 15 years, Gripped editor Brandon Pullan has been working on a book about the late climber and paddler, Billy Davidson. Billy was one of Canada’s most cutting-edge climbers in the 1970s […]


Heads Up! These Weekend Avalanches Could’ve Killed Skiers

December 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, News | No Comments »

There were at least three noteworthy avalanches this past weekend that skiers should take note of. In the Canadian Rockies, skiers escaped a class 1.5 after triggering it on Dolomite Ridge. To this, mountain […]


Sara and Becca Frangos Talk Comps and School

December 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, News, Video | No Comments »

Twin sisters Sara and Becca Frangos have been competing and climbing at a national level since they were young. In this series called HERoic, the Frangos sisters talk about where life and climbing has […]


Jakob Schubert Repeats El Bon Combat 5.15

December 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Jakob Schubert has made the second ascent of Chris Sharma’s El Bon Combat in Cova de l’ocell. Sharma graded the steep line 5.15b/c, but Schubert suggests it might only be 5.15a. “I know it’s […]


The Tool Shed is New Rockies Drytool Crag

December 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

The Canadian Rockies have a long shoulder season and one way climbers stay busy is by running laps at the few drytooling crags, such as the Playground and Drive-in. The Tool Shed is the […]