Mikey Foreal is 112th Canadian to Summit Everest

May 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Mikey Foreal has reached the top of Everest and become the 112th Canadian to do so. On social media, Foreal, originally from Ontario, wrote, “Top of the world. For a brief moment in time, […]


Canadian Dies in Fall on High Ireland Mountain

May 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Canadian Simon Paquette died this week after he fell more than 100 metres while hiking along the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Range. Paquette and his partner, understood to be aged in their late 20s/early 30s, were […]


Watch Jimmy Webb’s First Ascent of Tahoe V15

May 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch top American boulderer Jimmy Webb climb some of the hardest lines in the Tahoe basin of California. A few double-digit flashes and four first ascents, one of which being The Outer Limits, Tahoe’s […]


Development at Murrin Park Sees New Moderates

May 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

There has been some new development going on at Murrin Park in Squamish that includes one new sport route and a new crag that should be open soon. Chris Small has been busy cleaning […]


Remember That ‘A Happy Mountaineer Pees Clear’

May 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

“A happy mountaineer always pees clear” is a simple rhyme that does a great job to remind climbers about the importance of hydration. The rhyme stems from the fact that urine color is an […]


Support Climbing Grief Fund By American Alpine Club

May 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

The American Alpine Club has started the Climbing Grief Fund which you can donate to in the link below. “This fund is overdue and we hope it will build tremendously over the years through […]


New Paradise Valley Online Guide for Squamish

May 11th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

For the past few years, a handful of climbers have been quietly developing new routes in Paradise Valley near Squamish. A new topo for the area is now online for free thanks to Quickdraw […]