Watch Ice Climb of Arterial Spurt in Canadian Rockies

November 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Arterial Spurt is a three-pitch WI3 on Mount McGillivray in the Canadian Rockies. The rarely-formed route is found in a large alpine bowl next to Heart Mountain and has high avalanche hazards after any […]


Watch Clips from Wheat Kings Rock Climb in Banff

November 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Wheat Kings is a seven-pitch 5.7 on Cascade Mountain close to the town of Banff that has great southern exposure. First climbed in 2016, it’s a popular route because of the short approach and […]


Watch Climbers on the Pumpkin Route on Yamnuska

October 31st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Climbers on the Pumpkin Route on Yamnuska

Thee Pumpkin (listed officially as Unnamed) on Yamnuska in the Canadian Rockeis is a 220-metre 5.7 that was first climbed in 1961 by Brian Greenwood and Jim Steen. The orange pumpkin on the last […]


Godzilla is New Four-Pitch 5.9 Close to Canmore

October 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Godzilla is New Four-Pitch 5.9 Close to Canmore

Godzilla is a new 5.9 four-pitches all-bolted route on Kanga South (aka Whitemans Crag) above Upper Grassi Lakes parking area in Canmore. The first ascent was in June 2018 by Dave Smart and Brandon Pullan […]


Ryan Titchener Survived Bad Accident, Back in the Mountains

October 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Ryan Titchener Survived Bad Accident, Back in the Mountains

While mountain climbing on Pigeon Spire in the Bugaboos a few years ago, Ryan Tichener rested his hand on a boulder the size of a washing machine and it unexpectedly moved. He tumbled down […]


Ice Climb Cascade Falls, Rogan’s Gully and Urs Hole in Banff

October 25th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Ice Climb Cascade Falls, Rogan’s Gully and Urs Hole in Banff

Only minutes from Banff and close to Canmore, Cascade Mountain has a number of classic ice climbs on its eastern, lower tier of Palliser limestone.  The routes are easy to access, park at the […]


Stiff Alpine Line on Mount MOG Goes Free in Rockies

October 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Stiff Alpine Line on Mount MOG Goes Free in Rockies

Jon Walsh and Quentin Lindfield-Roberts have made the second ascent of The Owens/Walsh route on Mount MOG. In October of 2007, Rob Owens and Eamonn Walsh made the first ascent of the IV+ M6+ […]