Old Rockies Stoneworks Crag 5.10s Retrofitted

July 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The Stoneworks Crag in the Canadian Rockies has a number of steep limestone walls with old bolted climbs. The bolts were rusty and not up to today’s standards, so Calgary climber Kelly Drager and […]


New Rockies Routes Explore Remote Walls in Bow Valley

July 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The Bow Valley in the Canadian Rockies has endless stone to explore for those who want to climb new routes. Some of those walls are close to the road and some are more remote, […]


Evan Hau Sends Cobalt Gecko, His New 5.14c at Planet X

July 6th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Evan Hau has climbed a new hard route at Planet X which he called Cobalt Gecko and graded it 5.14c. Hau wrote on Instagram, “I’ve fallen in love with these slightly off vertical routes […]


Rockies Legend Trained With Gymnasts in 1960s For Yamnuska

July 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Back in the 1970s, most rock climbers in Calgary were from the U.K. and moved to Canada for work. Some of them, such as Don Vockeroth and Mike Wiegele would visit the The Calgary […]


Raw Footage of Alex Megos Sending Fight Club 5.15b

June 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Raw Footage of Alex Megos Sending Fight Club 5.15b

In 2016, Alex Megos visited Canada and made the first ascent of Fight Club 5.15b at Ravens Crag in Banff. The route was the first 5.15 in Canada and has not been repeated, but […]


Grassi Lakes Climbing Area Closed All Summer

June 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Grassi Lakes Climbing Area Closed All Summer

Due to construction on the road above the Grassi Lakes climbing area, the climbing area will be closed from July 3 to September. You can still access Ha Ling’s north face via the walkway […]


Almost Canada Day and it’s Snowing in the Bugaboos

June 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Almost Canada Day and it’s Snowing in the Bugaboos

The Bugaboos are one of Canada’s go-to alpine destinations, some call it the Chamonix of North America. By Canada Day, most southern aspect walls are dry and snow-free enough to climb, but as of […]