Five Must-Climb Moderate Canadian Alpine Ridges

August 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Five Must-Climb Moderate Canadian Alpine Ridges

Canada has countless alpine ridges from the Pacific to Atlantic. Some are long, complicated and dangerous, while others are moderate, short and esthetic. For the purpose of this list, we are looking at ridges […]


Flying Penguin in Bugaboos Goes Free at 5.12d

August 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Flying Penguin in Bugaboos Goes Free at 5.12d

Florian and Martin Riegler have made the first free ascent of their 2009 Bugaboos’ route The Flying Penguin. The splitter 300-metre granite route was opened by the duo in 2009 and climbs the esthetic […]


Jon Siegrist Gets Fourth Ascent of Honour and Glory 5.14d

July 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist Gets Fourth Ascent of Honour and Glory 5.14d

Jon Siegrist has made the fourth ascent of of Honour and Glory 5.14d in Echo Canyon in the Canadian Rockies. It took the strong American, who’s been living in Canada for the past month, […]


Old Rockies Stoneworks Crag 5.10s Retrofitted

July 25th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Old Rockies Stoneworks Crag 5.10s Retrofitted

The Stoneworks Crag in the Canadian Rockies has a number of steep limestone walls with old bolted climbs. The bolts were rusty and not up to today’s standards, so Calgary climber Kelly Drager and […]


New Rockies Routes Explore Remote Walls in Bow Valley

July 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Rockies Routes Explore Remote Walls in Bow Valley

The Bow Valley in the Canadian Rockies has endless stone to explore for those who want to climb new routes. Some of those walls are close to the road and some are more remote, […]


Evan Hau Sends Cobalt Gecko, His New 5.14c at Planet X

July 6th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Evan Hau Sends Cobalt Gecko, His New 5.14c at Planet X

Evan Hau has climbed a new hard route at Planet X which he called Cobalt Gecko and graded it 5.14c. Hau wrote on Instagram, “I’ve fallen in love with these slightly off vertical routes […]


Rockies Legend Trained With Gymnasts in 1960s For Yamnuska

July 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Rockies Legend Trained With Gymnasts in 1960s For Yamnuska

Back in the 1970s, most rock climbers in Calgary were from the U.K. and moved to Canada for work. Some of them, such as Don Vockeroth and Mike Wiegele would visit the The Calgary […]