Watch a 5.14b Multi-Pitch First Ascent by Mich Kemeter

September 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a 5.14b Multi-Pitch First Ascent by Mich Kemeter

In the summer of 2016, Mich Kemeter completed his 280-metre 5.14b on the southwest face of Shcartenspitze in Austria. His route Tortour is an eight-pitch steep and technical line he established ground-up with Stefan […]


Magician’s Apprentice is New Rockies 5.14 by Evan Hau

September 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Magician’s Apprentice is New Rockies 5.14 by Evan Hau

Calgary-based Evan Hau is fresh off his new 5.15a called Honour and Glory in Echo Canyon on Grotto Mountain in the Canadian Rockies. He wasted no time continuing his first-ascent 2017 spree with his […]


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 […]


David Baar is 54 and Sends Lee Harvey Oz Wall 5.13+ in Strathcona

September 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on David Baar is 54 and Sends Lee Harvey Oz Wall 5.13+ in Strathcona

On Sept. 16, David Baar redpointed the route Lee Harvey Oz Wall at Crest Creek Crags in Strathcona Park, B.C. after many attempts this season. “Current opinion is that route is about 5.13c/d and […]


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 […]


Watch Mason Earle’s Send of Cobra Crack 5.14

September 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Mason Earle’s Send of Cobra Crack 5.14

Cobra Crack is the de facto kingline of North American trad climbing. A stunning wall of overhanging granite split by a singular seam, barely wide enough to get your fingers into; it’s a crack […]


Stu Smith Sends New Squamish 5.13+R on Malamute

September 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Stu Smith Sends New Squamish 5.13+R on Malamute

Stu Smith has completed his summer project on the Malamute in Squamish after taking countless big whippers on tiny gear. He named it E.M.U.B.I.G.S (everyone’s moving up but I’m going sideways) and graded it […]