Video: Timelapse of Climbers on El Capitan

November 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch a timelapse of tiny climbers heading up El Capitan in this short film by di Tristan Greszko. El Capitan, which is Spanish for The Captain, is the most famous big wall in the […]


Northern Ontatio’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

November 9th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Reflection Wall is the classic WI5 testpiece of Northern Ontario. A steep and yellow 50-metre wall of ice that forms on a solid wall of basalt. Close to Highway 11, Reflection Wall is one of the […]


Watch Film Remembering Hayden Kennedy

November 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch this short film that remembers Hayden Kennedy’s life and climbs. Kennedy was a leading climber when he took his own life earlier this season after his partner Inge Perkins died in an avalanche. […]


Montreal Pan-Am Youth Championships 2017 Results

November 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Pan-American Youth Championships took place at Horizon Roc in Montreal from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. A number of Canadians climbed their way on to podiums, including a number of first place finishes. […]


Over Slept is New WI5 in Kananaskis Country

November 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 […]


Stas Beskin Climbs New Ontario M13

November 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Stas Beskin has established a new Ontario M13 called Dreaming of the West. “We just put a new drytooling line in Irvine creek,” said Beskin. “It’s 40 meters, 24 draws, most of it on […]