Stas Beskin Climbs New Ontario M13

November 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Stas Beskin Climbs New Ontario M13

Stas Beskin has established a new Ontario M13 called Dreaming of the West. “We just put a new drytooling line in Irvine creek,” said Beskin. “It’s 40 meters, 24 draws, most of it on […]


Words With Quebec Climber Emilie Pellerin

October 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Words With Quebec Climber Emilie Pellerin

Emilie Pellerin has quietly been climbing though the ranks in Quebec to being one of the best all-round rock climbers in the province. With sends of 5.14 and V10, she is one of the […]


Video: Passage to Valhalla, a 100-metre Northern Ontario 5.12

October 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Video: Passage to Valhalla, a 100-metre Northern Ontario 5.12

In this drone footage, videographer Aric Fishman captures Duncan Hutchison and Kyle Brooks on the wild Passage to Valhalla with full fall colours behind. The 100-metre 5.12- climbs the most obvious line up Mount […]


Courage Highway is New Four-Pitch 5.11 in Northern Ontario

October 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Courage Highway is New Four-Pitch 5.11 in Northern Ontario

Northern Ontario is a big place with a lot of rock, some of which is developed, most of which is not. A team of Ontario climbers have just establish a new multi-pitch called Courage […]


Duncan Hutchison Sends New 5.12 Ontario Finger Crack

September 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Duncan Hutchison Sends New 5.12 Ontario Finger Crack

Duncan Hutchison has been climbing for about 15 years and is based in Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario. He’s know for difficult off-the-couch sends from Ontario to Mexico and up to Squamish. In 2009, […]


10 Fun Fall Climbs at Ontario’s Mount Nemo

September 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on 10 Fun Fall Climbs at Ontario’s Mount Nemo

Mount Nemo is one of Canada’s most historic and visited crags. Located southwest of Toronto, the limestone walls make up only one section of the Niagara Escarpment that stretches north to Georgian Bay. Over […]


Lucas Uchida Climbs Lion’s Head 5.13d Classic

September 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Lucas Uchida Climbs Lion’s Head 5.13d Classic

Ontario-based climber Lucas Uchida has climbed The Man in Me 5.13d at Lion’s Head in Ontario. In 2016, Uchida flashed Maxi Piesta 5.13c at Lion’s Head and in 2015 climbed God’s Own Stone 5.14a […]