Watch First Ascent of Epic Tsunami M5 WI5+ in Rockies

May 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

A throwback to 2011 and the first ascent of a mixed/ice route in the Canadian Rockies


Wasootch is Mellow Cragging Close to Calgary

May 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Calgary has long been a base for climbers, from the early days of the Calgary Mountain Club up to modern 5.14 climbers such as Evan Hau calling it home. And while many non-Calgarians think […]


Megawatts is Fun Eight-Pitch Bolted 5.8 in Southern B.C.

May 6th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Megawatts is Fun Eight-Pitch Bolted 5.8 in Southern B.C.

Megawatts is one of the best climbs in B.C. you probably haven’t climbed yet. At 280 metres, it’s one of the longest 5.8 bolted routes in Western Canada that can be climbed in eight […]


10 Easy Spring Multi-Pitch Climbs Across Canada

May 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on 10 Easy Spring Multi-Pitch Climbs Across Canada

Pack your bags and head out for a great Canadian rock adventure this season


Four Times I’ve Been Gripped While Climbing

April 30th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Four Times I’ve Been Gripped While Climbing

When I opened my first copy of Gripped magazine in 1999, I read the term gripped described as, “A colloquialism in climbing meaning in a state of fear.” I didn’t know it at the […]


Dealing with Death in the Mountains

April 25th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Dealing with Death in the Mountains

Last week, three of the world’s best climbers died in an avalanche on Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. It sent shockwaves through the outdoor industry and the world of climbing grieved with a […]


Six Easy Bolted Rockies Multi-Pitch Climbs

April 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Six Easy Bolted Rockies Multi-Pitch Climbs

The Canadian Rockies have dozens of fun multi-pitch routes and the term “easy” shouldn’t make you think the following should be taken lightly. However, in terms of grades, these are five of the lowest […]


Yamabushi is a Big Yamnuska 5.12d/13a Sport Route

April 2nd, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Yamabushi is a Big Yamnuska 5.12d/13a Sport Route

In about 1999, Raphael Slawinski and Will Gadd started work on a new line on the last major buttress of Yamnuska without a route on it. It took 11 more trips up on the wall, […]


Gimme Shelter in Canadian Rockies Climbed in 2019

April 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Gimme Shelter in Canadian Rockies Climbed in 2019

In 1983, Kevin Doyle and Tim Friesen made the first ascent of Gimme Shelter, a seven-pitch WI6 ice climb that forms below a large serac on Mount Quadra. The line has only been climbed […]


Spring Tips to Not Die or Get Tick Bites

March 25th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in East, News, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Spring Tips to Not Die or Get Tick Bites

Spring means rock climbing season in Canada and there’s already been climbers out in Squamish, the Bow Valley, the Niagara Escarpment, at crags in Quebec and on the east coast. It’s that time of […]