For the Love of Climbing Gyms: A Letter to Aztec Ascent

January 22nd, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Special Feature | No Comments »

The following is a love letter as much as it is a story, by Pete Woods, and it highlights a recurring, relatable theme that we’ve seen in the letters of this series: it’s not […]


Skier Dies from Avalanche at Taos Ski Valley

January 20th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Special Feature | No Comments »

Matthew Zonghetti was killed in an avalanche at the Taos Ski Valley, officials confirmed. Zonghetti was skiing at The Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday when an avalanche occurred. […]


Canmore Show on History of Women in the Alpine

January 20th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles, Special Feature | No Comments »

Barb Clemes gives her Frilly and the Chilly presentation about hardcore women who climbed serous things a few decades ago. This is the start of many history lessons about cutting edge women who pushed […]


New Route on North Face of Canmore’s Lady Mac

January 17th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Special Feature | No Comments »

Mount Lady MacDonald (Lady Mac) is a big mountain with a number of peaks, ridges and complex faces. It stands at 2,606 metres on the north side of the valley above Canmore in the […]


Two Climbers Die on Ben Nevis in Past Month

January 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | No Comments »

In the past month, two young climbers have died in separate accidents on different routes on Ben Nevis, one on Dec. 16 and one on New Year’s Day. Patrick Boothroyd, 21, from West Yorkshire, […]


Canadian Climbers We Lost in 2018

January 2nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Canadian Climbers We Lost in 2018

Every year, we say goodbye to friends and loved ones who had an impact on the sport of climbing in some meaningful way. While we may never have shared a rope with them, listened […]


A New Year’s Poem for 2019

January 1st, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on A New Year’s Poem for 2019

As the end of 2018 draws near We offer some rhyming reflections on the year World Cup Season was a ball Watching Canadians from Yip to McColl First-time winners were showered with love From […]


Ice Climber Dies in Banff on Christmas Day

December 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Ice Climber Dies in Banff on Christmas Day

An ice climber was climbing alone on Cascade Falls when an accident occurred and he died from injuries on Dec. 25. An outdoor gear store in Canmore remained closed on boxing day due to […]


For The Love of Gyms: A Love Letter (Or Not) to Joe Rockhead’s

December 18th, 2018 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on For The Love of Gyms: A Love Letter (Or Not) to Joe Rockhead’s

Last weekend, the new owners of Joe Rockhead’s closed its doors, temporarily, for some much-needed renovations. This is not the first time Rockhead’s, or “Joe’s” to some, has been remodelled – there have been […]


For The Love Of Climbing Gyms: A Letter to Planet Rock

December 7th, 2018 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on For The Love Of Climbing Gyms: A Letter to Planet Rock

View this post on Instagram Just another day at the office #watercoolerchats A post shared by Planet Rock Climbing Gym (@planetrockgym) on Jan 2, 2018 at 8:06am PST For the Love of Planet Rock, […]