Ice Season Warm-Up: Watch Hueniken Send Musashi M12

September 10th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In April 2013, Hueniken became the first North American woman to climb M12 after sending Musashi behind Panther Falls. A few years later, she climbed Steel Koan M13+ in the same cave. Shortly after her […]


Mike Doyle Sends Blue Jeans Direct 5.14 on Yam

August 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Mike Doyle Sends Blue Jeans Direct 5.14 on Yam

Mike Doyle has made the third ascent of Blue Jeans Direct 5.14 on Yamnuska with Cory Rogans climbing and jummaring behind. After @sashadigiulian sent 'Blue Jeans Direct' but before she peaced out, she was […]


Ice Season Warm-Up: Watch Hard Mixed First Ascent

August 28th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Ice Season Warm-Up: Watch Hard Mixed First Ascent

In 2014, Raphael Slawinski and Juan Henriquez climbed a new pitch of ice above the rarely-formed Happy Days WI6+X. Slawinski and Henriquez climbed Happy Days on Jan. 23 and continued for 20 minutes to the […]


It’s Already Snowing in the Canadian Rockies

August 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on It’s Already Snowing in the Canadian Rockies

The snow has started to fall in the high alpine of the Canadian Rockies with a dusting visible around the town of Banff. Farther north, IFMGA mountain guide Marc Piche reported about the 15 […]


Prairie Gold is New Alpine 5.11 in Canadian Rockies

August 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Prairie Gold is New Alpine 5.11 in Canadian Rockies

Niall Hamill and Grant Stewart have made the first ascent of Prairie Gold on Peyto Tower on Mount Wilson in the Canadian Rockies. The eight-pitch 5.11c climbs 280 metres of steep rock with nice […]


Climbers Sending Endless Summer 5.13d at Acephale

August 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Climbers Sending Endless Summer 5.13d at Acephale

Endless Summer at Acephale has been one of the most sought-after routes at the grade since the first ascent by Scott Milton in 2001. The route was once graded 5.14a but downgraded to 5.13d, […]


Nightrain is New Bugaboos Seven-Pitch 5.11 in East Creek

August 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Nightrain is New Bugaboos Seven-Pitch 5.11 in East Creek

Jonny Simms and Crosby Johnson have climbed a new seven-pitch 5.11 in the Bugaboos that has splitter cracks and fun climbing. Simms said the route name comes as a double meaning. “Reason one is […]