New White Tiger Route is Old Fred Beckey Project

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New White Tiger Route is Old Fred Beckey Project

In June of 2016, Aaron Hanson and Vince Ryglis spent three days approaching the Leaning Towers in the Purcells, a remote group of granite walls. They made the journey to complete a 1986 project […]


Recent Alpine Accidents Reminders to Climb Safe

July 24th, 2017 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Recent Alpine Accidents Reminders to Climb Safe

There have been a number of climbing accidents in Western Canada’s mountains over the past few weeks, so be sure to go over your systems and have proper knowledge of terrain before heading out. […]


New Bolted Five-Pitch 5.8 in Jasper on Proposal

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Bolted Five-Pitch 5.8 in Jasper on Proposal

Local guidebook author Francois Laplante and partner Addison Eady have added a nice looking five-pitch 5.8 to Maligne Valley in Jasper National Park. Their new route is called Hands in My Pockets and climbs […]


Conrad Kain and Three Kain Routes to Climb

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on 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 […]


New Goat Wall 21-Pitch Bolted Rockies Route is 5.11

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Goat Wall 21-Pitch Bolted Rockies Route is 5.11

In 2016, Tyler Kirkland and Mark Carlson established Fluff Goat Butt-Face up the Goat Wall on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies. The new 5.11 fully-bolted line is 605 metres and is climbed […]


Adam Currie Sends Old Rockies Proj at 5.13d

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Currie Sends Old Rockies Proj at 5.13d

Adam Currie has made the first ascent of an old Marcus Norman project in the Rockies. Currie called the Prairie Creek route Core Shot and graded it 5.13d. “The line itself has really sat […]


Watch Short Alberta Boulder Film with Allison Vest

June 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Short Alberta Boulder Film with Allison Vest

Allison Vest has made a short video about bouldering at The Gateway near Exshaw in the Bow Valley west of Calgary. The newly developed area has a number of problems up tall scree-field boulders. […]