Climbers Invited to New Outdoor Montreal Granite Boulders

July 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles | No Comments »

Organizers hope that one day there will be a “metro circuit” of boulders at a number of parks


Primordial Soup is New Rockies Alpine 5.11c on Peyto Tower

July 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

This is Niall Hamill’s second new route on the wall this year


Evan Hau Sends New 5.14 at Planet X in Canmore

July 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Hau has nearly 10 first ascents at the popular Cougar Creek crag


Crag Etiquette: Finesse Your First Trips to the Rocks

July 15th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in 2013.04, News, Profiles, Special Feature | No Comments »

You’ve had fun at the gym, learned a lot of great movements, mastered belaying indoors and heard tell of the outdoors where the sport began. You’re confident you know the safety techniques of outdoor […]


A History of Climbing Competitions Since 1985

July 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | No Comments »

International climbing competitions have come a long way in the past few decades. As we ready for this year’s IFSC World Cup season, in which many Canadians will be heading overseas, it’s important to […]


Watch Sean McColl in Chamonix Lead World Cup Finals

July 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles | No Comments »

McColl will be competing against Adam Ondra and other top climbers


Kai Lightner to be at Banff Mountain Festival 2019

July 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

This will be his first time participating in the Canadian Rockies event


Simon Messner, Reinhold’s Son, Solos Unclimbed Himalayan Peak

July 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

He climbed the peak alone after his team opted to join due to bad conditions


Spray Slabs in Banff is Old School Friction Climbing

July 12th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The crag was first climbed at in the early 1980s, but has many retro-bolted sport routes


Sacred Places and Some Things Shouldn’t Be Climbed

July 11th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

A sacred peak in Australia is set to close, but countless are flocking to bag the mountain before it does