Grand Central Couloir in Rockies Getting Climbed

May 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Grand Central Couloir in Rockies Getting Climbed

The spring alpine season in the Rockies is in full swing as parties head up classic routes. On Mount Kitchener, the Grand Central Couloir is a rising esthetic line the splits the north face. […]


Five Must-Climb Moderate Canadian Alpine Ridges

May 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in 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 […]


Four Big Unclimbed Canadian Rockies Walls

May 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Four Big Unclimbed Canadian Rockies Walls

The Canadian Rockies have some big walls and despite being close to the road and at a low elevation, there are still a number that are unclimbed. Many climbers know of the biggest climbed […]


Early Season Access – Spring Climbing in the Bow Valley

May 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Early Season Access – Spring Climbing in the Bow Valley

As the weather slowly warms, eyes turn to the mountains and fair weather climbing. However, here in the Canadian Rockies temps remain fairly low and snow is still in the forecast for the coming […]


First Reported Ascent of Jeannette Peak in Eastern B.C.

April 25th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on First Reported Ascent of Jeannette Peak in Eastern B.C.

Jeannette Peak in eastern B.C. is 3,089 metres high and until this April was likely unclimbed. The peak is located in the Selwyn Range of the Canadian Rockies and was first climbed on April […]


The Route: Spring Climb Up Yamnuska’s Kahl Wall

April 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The Route: Spring Climb Up Yamnuska’s Kahl Wall

Kahl Wall is one of one of the most historical classic routes on Yamnuska in the Canadian Rockies. It was originally climbed an aid/free route by Don Vockeroth and Tim Auger in 1971 and […]


Watch Send of Nice 5.11c at Sunshine Rock in Banff

April 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Send of Nice 5.11c at Sunshine Rock in Banff

James Blackhall has spent the better part of the past two summers climbing and establishing new routes. He wasted no time in spring 2017 to get to work. At the now-popular Sunshine Rock just […]