Thanks to Ontario Alliance of Climbers for Rattlesnake Updates

May 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Southern Ontario has a lot of climbers and in the summer, those climbers head to the few crags that are open for climbing in the Toronto area. The main crags include Mount Nemo and […]


10 Fun Spring Climbs at Ontario’s Mount Nemo

May 13th, 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 […]


Two New 100-metre 5.11 Bolted Routes in Ontario

May 8th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Two New 100-metre 5.11 Bolted Routes in Ontario

The Eyeball is a big climbing wall in central Ontario near Sudbury that’s seen spurts of development over the past few years. The wall is over 100 metres at its highest point and has […]


10 Easy Spring Multi-Pitch Climbs Across Canada

May 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on 10 Easy Spring Multi-Pitch Climbs Across Canada

Pack your bags and head out for a great Canadian rock adventure this season


Nova Scotia Bouldering at Peggy’s Cove

April 26th, 2019 by Tim Banfield | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Nova Scotia Bouldering at Peggy’s Cove

As the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash in the afternoon sun, the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove stands out like a beacon. The community of Peggy’s Cove is a throw back to the time […]


New Nova Scotia Rock Climbing Guidebook 2019

April 3rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Routes | Comments Off on New Nova Scotia Rock Climbing Guidebook 2019

Climb Nova Scotia has announced that pre-sales have opened for the new guide to rope climbing in Nova Scotia. “We expect printing to commence mid-April, and we will host an official launch party sometime […]


Spring Tips to Not Die or Get Tick Bites

March 25th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in East, News, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Spring Tips to Not Die or Get Tick Bites

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 […]


New Thunder Bay Sport Crag

March 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Routes | Comments Off on New Thunder Bay Sport Crag

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 […]