Mikayla Tougas Sends Quebec’s First Blood M11

October 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Mikayla Tougas Sends Quebec’s First Blood M11

Mikayla Tougas has made the first female ascent of First Blood M11 at St. Alban in Quebec. Zac st. Jules reported the new this morning, saying, “A Canadian and an American from the northeast […]


Weekend Stoker: Watch Leslie Timms on Ontario 5.12

October 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Weekend Stoker: Watch Leslie Timms on Ontario 5.12

Watch Leslie Timms make the first ascent of The Ripple Effect, a new 2015 5.12 in Ontario. The crux-dyno looks difficult and while having been climbed a few ways, the confirmed grade is around […]


Ice Season Warm-Up: Awesome Quebec Ice Climbing Film

October 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Ice Season Warm-Up: Awesome Quebec Ice Climbing Film

Quebec has some of the best ice climbing in Canada, from the renowned Parc de la Chute-Montmorency to Les Palissades to Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, there are dozens of quality routes up to 400 metres. Some of […]


Sonnie Trotter Has Climbed 70 5.14s with Atlas Send

August 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter Has Climbed 70 5.14s with Atlas Send

Sonnie Trotter opened the first 5.14 in eastern Canada in August of the year 2000 with his first ascent of Titan at Lion’s Head. For the past few weeks, he’s spent time back at […]


New Ontario Climbing Film About Lion’s Head and Sailing

August 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on New Ontario Climbing Film About Lion’s Head and Sailing

Shawn Robertson has produced a short film featuring Ontario climbers Mike Smythe, Mike Penney and Lucas Uchida climbing at Lion’s Head. The film focuses on the lifestyle of the climbers as they depart from […]


Peter Adamson Climbs New 5.13+ in New Brunswick

July 23rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Peter Adamson Climbs New 5.13+ in New Brunswick

Peter Adamson has made the first ascent of an old project of his at Utopia in New Brunswick. Peter bolted the route five years ago with Jon Adamson and said it combines powerful climbing […]


Five Fun Toronto-Area Crags for Canada Day

June 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Five Fun Toronto-Area Crags for Canada Day

Toronto is positioned between a number of great climbing areas and spring is the perfect time to leave the city to explore local rock. Below are five great crags to visit early season once […]