New Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain in B.C.

August 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain in B.C.

Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn made the first ascent of Game of Thrones up the southwest face of Monarch Mountain in the Coast Mountains between Aug. 4 and 6. The 1,250-metre route was climbed […]


Gord McArthur on His World’s First D16

August 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Gord McArthur on His World’s First D16

Gord McArthur is one of Canada’s top winter climbers, with ascents of hard drytool routes around the world. This summer, he made the first ascent of his monster 85-metre Storm Giant in southeastern B.C. […]


Words with Evan Hau on His New Canadian 5.15

August 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Words with Evan Hau on His New Canadian 5.15

Evan Hau recently made the first ascent of Canada’s second 5.15 and became the first Canadian to climb a 5.15 route. His hard climb is called Honour and Glory 5.15a and is found at […]


20 Things to Know About Southern Ontario Climbing

August 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on 20 Things to Know About Southern Ontario Climbing

Southern Ontario is home to some of Canada’s most classic rock climbs and crags. The climbing stretches across hundreds of kilometres from Sudbury to Kingston and south towards Niagara Falls. Over the past 60 […]


Portrait of a Mountain: Ha Ling Peak

August 27th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Portrait of a Mountain: Ha Ling Peak

Ha Ling is a Canadian Rockies landmark found above the town of Canmore. The peak is a popular hike and has some of the most sought-after multi-pitch routes in the Bow Valley. It was […]


Alannah Yip Sends Her First 5.13d

August 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Alannah Yip Sends Her First 5.13d

Alannah Yip has been applying her indoor competition climbing skills to the great outdoors this summer and progressing quickly. This week, Yip sent Division Bell 5.13d at the Big Show wall north of Squamish. […]


Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

August 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

The west face of Xanadu is known as the Half Dome of the Arctic and up until this summer, it had no big wall routes. It’s found in the Arrigetch Peaks in the in […]