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 […]


The Direct Line is New 39-Pitch 5.13+ El Cap Route

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on The Direct Line is New 39-Pitch 5.13+ El Cap Route

The Direct Line is the newest route up El Capitan in Yosemite and it was climbed all free. Rob Miller and Roby Rudolf spent 14 days on the wall to complete the 39-pitch 5.13+. […]


B.C. Comps: Weber and Muller Win Arq’s Inaugural Event

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on B.C. Comps: Weber and Muller Win Arq’s Inaugural Event

The first competition to take place in British Columbia this 2017 season happened at Arq in Cranbrook. Calgary climber @joshmuller heading to Finals in first at @arqmountaincentre! Photo by organizer @gord_mcarthur #sportclimbingbc #climbcanada #indoorclimbing […]


Watch The Nose Speed Record Climb Clip

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch The Nose Speed Record Climb Clip

Watch a clip by Tristan Greszko of Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds making the King Swing on The Nose. The two strong climbers recently set a new speed record for the route of two […]