Nicolas Gaudreault Sends Old Quebec A4 at 5.13d

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Nicolas Gaudreault Sends Old Quebec A4 at 5.13d

Nicolas Gaudreault has climbed a new 5.13d at the aesthetic Parapluie wall in Saguenay, Quebec. He called his new test-piece Exegese. About one month ago, Gaudreault made the first free ascent of Facteur X, […]


Watch Joe Skopec Send Funky 5.13 in Ontario

July 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Joe Skopec Send Funky 5.13 in Ontario

Watch Joe Skopec send Pilgrim, a classic 5.13b originally done by Zach Treanor at Cape Croker in Ontario. As videographer Tyler Palubiski noted, “The crux is a boulder problem involving a very bad side […]


New Remote and Steep Quebec Nine-Pitch Route

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Remote and Steep Quebec Nine-Pitch Route

Patrick Brouillard and Charles Lacroix have climbed a new nine-pitch 5.10+ C2+ on a remote wall north of Quebec City. The 200-metre climb is called Les Clandestins and heads up Mont de l’équerre un […]


Area Profile: Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia

June 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Area Profile: Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia

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 […]


Quebec Lac du Cap Topo With Four-Pitch Lines

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Routes | Comments Off on Quebec Lac du Cap Topo With Four-Pitch Lines

There’s a lot of climbing in Quebec, from the remote walls at Cap Trinite to the popular cliffs of Mont Rigaud. In a new topo found at EscaladeQuebec.com for Lac du Cap, there are […]


Five Fun Summer Val David Trad Routes to 5.10

June 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Five Fun Summer Val David Trad Routes to 5.10

Val David is one of Canada’s most historic crags. Nestled into the Laurentians north of Montreal, the granite walls are made of ancient stone that have been providing generations of climbers with fun and […]


Watch Amanda Berezowski Send Quebec V9

May 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Amanda Berezowski Send Quebec V9

Amanda Berezowski was visiting Quebec for the Canadian Lead/Speed Nationals (find results from the comp here) and sent Cowboy V9. After her send, she noted on Instagram, “The day after Nationals I was able […]