10 Spring Climbing Tips for a Fun Season

March 18th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Sam Lambert on Wings of Desire 5.11b in Skaha, a perfect spring route. Photo Tim BanfieldIt’s springtime, which means thousands of climbers will be exchanging the gym bag for the crag pack. Here are […]


Top 15 Hard Rockies Must-Climb Multi-Pitch

March 12th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Canadian Rockies have some of the biggest walls in Canada and over the last 20 years climbers have been laboring to establish long, well protected routes. If you like steep, hard and challenging lines, look […]


Watch Some Quebec Deep Water Soloing

January 26th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Some Quebec Deep Water Soloing

The Jacques Cartier River is one of the most popular deep water soloing crags in Quebec. Watch as this new web series that is touring Eastern Canada visit the 10-metre cliffs and follows climbers […]


Canmore Wedding Party is New Montana Alpine Route

December 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canmore Wedding Party is New Montana Alpine Route

Jess Roskelley and Scott Coldiron have climbed a new route on A Peak in Montana’s Cabinet Mountains. They climbed from Nov. 18 to 21 and named their new alpine route Canmore Wedding Party AI5 […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Talks About Scotland Solos

December 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Talks About Scotland Solos

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 | Comments Off on Mind Tools Aim to Keep You Psyched

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 […]


Canada’s 88-Pitch Rock Climb Traverse

November 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canada’s 88-Pitch Rock Climb Traverse

It’s All McConnell’s Fault is a massive traverse across the south face of Yamnuska in the Canadian Rockies. The route is over 2.5 kilometres long and has difficulties to 5.11 A0. The traverse has […]


Adam Ondra Visits Smith Rock and Onsights Classics

November 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Visits Smith Rock and Onsights Classics

Adam Ondra is touring America and has made a stop at Smith Rock in Oregon after crushing in Yosemite. Last week, Ondra nearly onsighted Salathe Wall and made quick work of the Book of […]


Action Directe 5.14d Climbed Again in Autumn 2018

November 6th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Action Directe 5.14d Climbed Again in Autumn 2018

Stefan Scarperi has sent Action Directe 5.14d for the second ascent of the famous route a few days after Said Belhaj ticked it. The first and famous ascent was in 1991 by Wolfgang Gullich, […]


Adam Ondra Attempted to Onsight Salathe Wall on El Cap

November 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Attempted to Onsight Salathe Wall on El Cap

Adam Ondra attempted to be the first climber to ever onsight the Salathe Wall 5.13 on El Capitan. Yuji Hirayama fell twice during an onsight attempt in 1997. Ondra travelled to Yosemite with the […]