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 […]


10 Fun Spring Climbs at Ontario’s Mount Nemo

March 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Mount Nemo is one of Canada’s most historic and visited climbing areas with great views and fun rock. Located southwest of Toronto, the limestone walls make up only one section of the Niagara Escarpment […]


New Thunder Bay Sport Crag

March 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Routes | No Comments »

Spring is almost here, and with climbers making plans for cragging season, here’s another reason to consider the Thunder Bay area as a destination. Orient Bay in Northern Ontario has dozens of high-quality sport […]


Jean-Pierre Ouellet is Addicted to Cracks

February 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Jean-Pierre Ouellet is Addicted to Cracks

In the Belle Province, almost everyone who climbs knows Jean-Pierre ‘Peewee’ Ouellet. The crack phenom has been on the forefront of hard trad climbing for years, not only at home, but in the States as well. But his tick list goes beyond simply doing hard 5.13 cracks. He also climbs up to 5.14 in sport, boulders double-digits and climbs difficult ice and mixed routes.


Watch Kicking Ice Dagger Down in Quebec

February 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Kicking Ice Dagger Down in Quebec

Jeff Mercier hangs from a rope and kicks large ice daggers off a route at Pont Rouge in Quebec. Mercier was preparing the line so photographer Tim Banfield could jug a rope to shoot […]


Ontario’s Bow Lake Open to Ice Climbing Again

February 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Routes | Comments Off on Ontario’s Bow Lake Open to Ice Climbing Again

The following is a press release from the Alpine Club of Canada Toronto Section about Bow Lake near Bancroft, Ontario. The Alpine Club of Canada, Toronto Section, working together with the Ontario Alliance of […]


Watch Bouldering Niagara Glen Moderate Problems

January 28th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Bouldering Niagara Glen Moderate Problems

Watch some sends of classic Niagara Glen moderate bouldering problems in southern Ontario in this video from Jack Szumilas. Mortal Combat V3 (0:15) / Sibishi V6 (0:48) / The Flesh Prince V6 (1:14) / […]


Top Mixed Climber Says Don’t Drytool When Warm Out

December 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Top Mixed Climber Says Don’t Drytool When Warm Out

Drytooling is a bit of a contrived sport, as the drytooler is using ice climbing gear to free/aid up rock much like a mixed climber would, only the mixed climber will eventually reach ice. […]


20 Things to Know About Southern Ontario Climbing

December 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on 20 Things to Know About Southern Ontario Climbing

Southern Ontario is home to some of Canada’s most classic rock climbs and crags. The climbing stretches across hundreds of kilometres from Sudbury to Kingston and south towards Niagara Falls. Over the past 60 […]


Joe Skopec Developing New Steep Crag Near Ottawa

December 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Joe Skopec Developing New Steep Crag Near Ottawa

Joe Skopec sent one of Ontario’s hardest new routes this summer after topping his multi-year project that he called A Home Away from Home 5.14+. Skopec recently moved to Ottawa and, despite the winter […]