Watch Stu Smith Send Battle of Evermore 5.14b in Squamish

August 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

The route was first climbed by Sonnie Trotter


Canadian Talks About Climbing in Norway and the Troll Wall

August 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in 2012.03, Articles, International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Ontario climber Tom Valis talks about a trip to the famous big wall


20 Things to Know About Southern Ontario Climbing

August 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

In the 1994, top U.K. climber Jerry Moffat visited Lion’s Head and made the first ascent of Big Kahuna 5.13d


Yosemite Locals Establish Two New Routes

August 8th, 2019 by Chris Van Leuven | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Yosemite Locals Establish Two New Routes

It’s hot in Yosemite Valley right now, and that heat is driving most climbers to the cool Tuolumne High Country or other areas. But a few climbers remain dedicated to climbing here — and […]


The Stories Behind Some of My Route Names

August 8th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The Stories Behind Some of My Route Names

Nearly every climbing route name has a story behind it


Watch 5.14 Sends at St. George Crags in Utah

August 5th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch 5.14 Sends at St. George Crags in Utah

Nalle Hukkataival and Carlo Traversi climb steep Utah routes


Some Reminders for Alpine Climbing Season

August 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Some Reminders for Alpine Climbing Season

From pitons to lightning, some things to consider when heading into the mountains


Wild 10-Pitch 5.11 on EEOR Near Canmore is The Alt-Left

July 31st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Wild 10-Pitch 5.11 on EEOR Near Canmore is The Alt-Left

Steve Holeczi and Marc Piche have been establishing routes in the Canadian Rockies for over 20 years. Both IFMGA mountain guides, they are two of the more knowledgeable rock climbers based in Alberta. Piche […]


Brilliant Short Film by Cheyne Lempe on Mike Libecki’s Climbing

July 31st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Brilliant Short Film by Cheyne Lempe on Mike Libecki’s Climbing

Take a look at some of the 60-plus expeditions Libecki has gone on


Mark Twight Talking at Banff Mountain Festival 2019

July 31st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Mark Twight Talking at Banff Mountain Festival 2019

Twight will be talking about his new book and discussing love and loss in climbing