Over Slept is New WI5 in Kananaskis Country

November 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Over Slept is New WI5 in Kananaskis Country

The ice climbing season didn’t start as early as some seasons, but already there are new routes being climbed throughout the Canadian Rockies. Noboru Bob Kikuchi and Toshiyuki Yamada made the first ascent of […]


Film Awards at 2017 Banff Mountain Fest

November 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Film Awards at 2017 Banff Mountain Fest

Padma Angdu is ten years old. He is also a Rinpoche — a “Living Buddha” or reincarnate of a high Tibetan Lama reborn in Ladakh, India. His appointed destiny is to be reunited with […]


Vid: Angela Eiter Becomes First Female to Send 5.15b

November 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Vid: Angela Eiter Becomes First Female to Send 5.15b

Angela Eiter has sent La Planta de Shiva 5.15b at Villanueva del Rosario, Spain, and become the first female to climb the grade. Watch the send below. Not only that, she becomes one of […]


Remembering Fred is New Rockies Mixed Route

October 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Remembering Fred is New Rockies Mixed Route

Rockies-based climbers Kris Irwin and John Price have climbed a new mixed route in Banff National Park. The new 330-metre Remembering Fred M6 WI5 climbs an aesthetic line above O’Brien Lake northwest of Castle […]


Alex Fricker Sends His First 5.14a on Birthday

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Fricker Sends His First 5.14a on Birthday

Canmore-based Alex Fricker is one of Alberta’s top young climbers. He sent his first 5.14a on Oct. 30, his birthday. The route Fricker ticked to enter he 5.14 territory was Geminis in Rodellar, Spain. […]


Climbing Legend Fred Beckey Dies at 94

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Climbing Legend Fred Beckey Dies at 94

Fred Beckey was one of the greatest climbers of all time, he’s died at age 94 in Seattle. A friend close to Beckey announced the news on social media. Known for his remote and […]


Massive Mount Cook Caroline Face Skied

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Massive Mount Cook Caroline Face Skied

The Caroline Face rises nearly two kilometres above the valley to the summit of Mount Cook in New Zealand and was skied for the first time on Oct. 27. The massive alpine line was […]