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+ […]


Hard Rockies Mixed Route Zeitgeist Repeated

October 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Hard Rockies Mixed Route Zeitgeist Repeated

Michelle Kadatz and Peter Hoang have made the second ascent of Zeitgeist IV+ M7- WI5R on the northwest face of Mount Ball in Banff National Park. The 530-metre route was first climbed 11 years […]


Rare X-Rated Ice Climb in Banff is The Oracle

October 10th, 2018 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Rare X-Rated Ice Climb in Banff is The Oracle

Mount Rundle in Banff National Park needs little introduction to ice climbers as its north facing walls above the Bow River house some of the most legendary ice routes in Canada. While many seasoned […]