Guy Lacelle and His Epic Ice Solos on Trophy Wall

September 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Over 20 years ago, the late Guy Lacelle soloed the three classic routes on the Trophy Wall


Ice Season Warm Up: Nemesis is a Rockies Classic

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

Nemesis is one of the most classic WI6 ice routes in Canada


Five New Bolted Multi-pitch Up to 5.10a in Banff

September 6th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Most of the climbing is 5.4 to 5.7 on the 36 new pitches of climbing


Mount Tupper to Close to Blow Up Bombs

August 20th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Mount Tupper to Close to Blow Up Bombs

The area will be closed on Aug. 21 and 22


Gold Rush is New Banff 14-pitch Bolted 5.7

August 18th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Gold Rush is New Banff 14-pitch Bolted 5.7

Gold Rush is the longest route at the grade


The Stories Behind Some of My Route Names

August 8th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The Stories Behind Some of My Route Names

Nearly every climbing route name has a story behind it


Some Reminders for Alpine Climbing Season

August 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Some Reminders for Alpine Climbing Season

From pitons to lightning, some things to consider when heading into the mountains


Wild 10-Pitch 5.11 on EEOR Near Canmore is The Alt-Left

July 31st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Wild 10-Pitch 5.11 on EEOR Near Canmore is The Alt-Left

Steve Holeczi and Marc Piche have been establishing routes in the Canadian Rockies for over 20 years. Both IFMGA mountain guides, they are two of the more knowledgeable rock climbers based in Alberta. Piche […]


Arch Enemy is Big Rockies 5.11d Near Waterfall

July 31st, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Arch Enemy is Big Rockies 5.11d Near Waterfall

The seven-pitch route climbs to the right of Nemesis


Four Bighorn Highway Alpine Rock Moderates

July 23rd, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Four Bighorn Highway Alpine Rock Moderates

The Bighorn Highway has long been an Alberta go-to climbing destination. It is the name given to the 66-kilometre Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country that runs north to south from Barrier Mountain to King […]