Spring Tips to Not Die or Get Tick Bites

March 25th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in East, News, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Spring means rock climbing season in Canada and there’s already been climbers out in Squamish, the Bow Valley, the Niagara Escarpment, at crags in Quebec and on the east coast. It’s that time of […]


Watch Sonnie Trotter Skip Bolts on Presto in Squamish

March 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

In the climbing film Monkey See, Monkey Do from Hot Aches Production, Sonnie Trotter climbs Presto 5.13a in Squamish and skipped the bolts to place trad gear. Enjoy Cory Richards funny belay warm-ups. Presto […]


Weekend Stoker: Jon Siegrist’s FA of Pure Imagination 514+

March 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

This is a short film which features Jonathan Siegrist on the first ascent of Pure Imagination 5.14c. It was filmed over two cold days in The Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Siegrist made the first […]


Just Released Clip of Dave MacLeod on Indian Face E9

March 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Watch Dave MacLeod climbing the worlds most notorious E9 called Indian Face back in 2010 in this new-for-2019 web clip from Hot Aches Production. First put up by Johnny Dawes in the 1980s, it’s […]


Four Bighorn Highway Alpine Rock Moderates

March 22nd, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The Bighorn Highway has long been an Alberta go-to climbing destination. It is the name given to the 66-kilometre Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country that runs north to south from Barrier Mountain to King […]


Five Fun Bolted Moderate Banff Multi-Pitch Routes

March 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Banff is one of Canada’s most popular tourist towns, but it is also an ice and rock climbing hub. In the winter, people from around the world use Banff, located in Banff National Park in […]


Edu Marin Sends World’s Biggest Roof Climb at 5.15a

March 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Edu Marin has made the first free ascent of Valhalla on the Getu Grand Arch in China at 5.15a. He describes it as, “The largest roof in the world.” The complete route is 450 […]


Planet X in Canmore Has Steep Summer Sport Routes

March 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Planet X is a steep crag in Cougar Creek north of Canmore in the Bow Valley. The X is meant to be the roman numeral for “ten” but the crag’s name is certainly pronounced […]


Competition Climber’s First Crack is a 5.14a in Spain

March 20th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Hannes Puman and Tom Randall recently visit Spain to have a go at Carlos Logroño’s crack called La Fuerza de la Gravedad, a 5.14a roof crack. Logroño had originally climbed the line on bolts […]


Watch Stanhope and Findlay Solo Classic Gritstone

March 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Hazel Findlay and Will Stanhope take to Froggat gritstone to repeat classics climbs without ropes in this film from Hot Aches Production. In 2011, Stanhope broke a hold on the classic Parthian Shot […]