Five Things to Know About the Bugaboos

December 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Five Things to Know About the Bugaboos

A series of climbing 101’s about the history, people, routes and gear that shaped the sport


Four Rad New Rockies Alpine Climbs in 2019

December 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Four Rad New Rockies Alpine Climbs in 2019

These are just a handful of the many new standout alpine climbs in the Canadian Rockies this year


See Wicked Spindrift on The Wild Thing in Rockies

December 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on See Wicked Spindrift on The Wild Thing in Rockies

The mountain was shedding a layer during the first free ascent of the classic line


Five Things to Know About Canadian Sport Climbing

December 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Things to Know About Canadian Sport Climbing

A series of climbing 101’s about the history, people, routes and gear that shaped the sport


New Storm Creek Mixed Routes are The Sphynx and Banana Peel

November 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Storm Creek Mixed Routes are The Sphynx and Banana Peel

“Given the character of the ice and my fondness for the fruit, Banana Peel seemed like an appropriate name.”


The Massive Ice Routes on Tangle Ridge in the Rockies

November 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The Massive Ice Routes on Tangle Ridge in the Rockies

The 10-pitch Undertow V WI6 first climbed nine years ago has been forming in November 2019


Can Gravsports-Ice Forum Survive With Facebook?

November 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Can Gravsports-Ice Forum Survive With Facebook?

The forum has been around for nearly two decades and continues to see regular posts


New Moderate Mixed in Rockies Protection Valley

November 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Moderate Mixed in Rockies Protection Valley

Roommate Romance M5 WI4 was established by four local leading climbing


The Remembrance Wall on Ha Ling Peak is a Serious 5.11

November 11th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The Remembrance Wall on Ha Ling Peak is a Serious 5.11

The 555-metre 5.11b/c above Canmore is often tried but rarely completed


Polar Circus is a Classic 700-metre WI5 in the Rockies

November 9th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Polar Circus is a Classic 700-metre WI5 in the Rockies

Avalanches on the big route have killed many people, so always check conditions before you go