Primordial Soup is New Rockies Alpine 5.11c on Peyto Tower

July 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

This is Niall Hamill’s second new route on the wall this year


Spray Slabs in Banff is Old School Friction Climbing

July 12th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The crag was first climbed at in the early 1980s, but has many retro-bolted sport routes


Five Must-Climb Moderate Canadian Alpine Ridges

July 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Canada has countless alpine ridges from the Pacific to Atlantic. Some are long, complicated and dangerous, while others are moderate, short and esthetic. For the purpose of this list, we are looking at ridges […]


Watch Send of New Grotto Canyon 5.13c in Rockies

July 5th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Men at War is the hardest route on the historic Hemingway Wall


Watch Simon Yamamoto Send The Illusionist 5.14a in Rockies

July 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The steep route is an often-tried Canmore 5.14


Gravity’s Rainbow is New Alpine 5.12R on Mount Wilson

July 2nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Gravity’s Rainbow is New Alpine 5.12R on Mount Wilson

The eight-pitch route climbs difficult and steep cracks in solid and steep quartzite


Climbing Routes on Mount Louis in Banff National Park

June 28th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Climbing Routes on Mount Louis in Banff National Park

Mount Louis is a 2,682-metre peak that stands near the town of Banff and has one of the most extensive histories of any mountain in the Rockies. “Warm sunshine threw all of us into […]


Canadian Rockies Guidebooks by David Jones are a Must-Have

June 27th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Rockies Guidebooks by David Jones are a Must-Have

The most informative guidebooks about climbing in the Canadian Rockies


Watch Dexter Bateman Send Carrot Creek 5.13b Classic

June 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Dexter Bateman Send Carrot Creek 5.13b Classic

The route was first climbed in 1992


10 Tips for Your First Summer Alpine Climb

June 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on 10 Tips for Your First Summer Alpine Climb

Alpine climbing combines all climbing types and tangles them up with long approaches, bigger hazards, more committing circumstances and camping (on a mountain). It doesn’t take long to know if alpine climbing is for […]