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 […]


Best to Bring Two Ropes for Alpine Rock Climbs

July 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Best to Bring Two Ropes for Alpine Rock Climbs

It’s alpine rock climbing season in the Rockies, be prepared with two ropes


That Time Lightning Struck Us on Yamnuska

July 18th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on That Time Lightning Struck Us on Yamnuska

The climbing guide examiner called off the exam until we made it to safety, it was a day that I’ll never forget


Legendary Conrad Kain and Three Kain Routes to Climb

July 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Legendary Conrad Kain and Three Kain Routes to Climb

Conrad Kain was one of the first climbers who pushed big alpine and rock climbs in western Canada. He moved to Canada in 1909 at the age of 25. He moved to the Rockies after […]


Primordial Soup is New Rockies Alpine 5.11c on Peyto Tower

July 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Primordial Soup is New Rockies Alpine 5.11c on Peyto Tower

This is Niall Hamill’s second new route on the wall this year


Spray Slabs in Banff is Old School Friction Climbing

July 12th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Spray Slabs in Banff is Old School Friction Climbing

The crag was first climbed at in the early 1980s, but has many retro-bolted sport routes


Five Must-Climb Moderate Canadian Alpine Ridges

July 10th, 2019 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 […]


Watch Send of New Grotto Canyon 5.13c in Rockies

July 5th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Send of New Grotto Canyon 5.13c in Rockies

Men at War is the hardest route on the historic Hemingway Wall