Climbing Helped Éléonore Lebeuf-Taylor During Breast Cancer

September 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Special Feature | Comments Off on Climbing Helped Éléonore Lebeuf-Taylor During Breast Cancer

The following story was written by Calgary climber Éléonore Lebeuf-Taylor who recently battled breast cancer. This isn’t your typical climber profile column. No onsighting 5.14s or new routes in the Canadian Rockies. Rather, this […]


Ontario’s New Outdoor Apparel Store is L.L. Bean

August 26th, 2019 by Lorena Jones | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Ontario’s New Outdoor Apparel Store is L.L. Bean

Maine might not be Canadian technically speaking, but sat just the other side of the border and known for its rugged landscape, sweet maple syrup and black bears, it’s about as close as you […]


Controversy Over Sexist Route Names: Really?

July 29th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Articles, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Controversy Over Sexist Route Names: Really?

Climbing made the pages of The Globe and Mail recently but probably not in the way that any of us would want. The Globe, the paper of record in Canada, published an article by […]


Crag Etiquette: Finesse Your First Trips to the Rocks

July 19th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Crag Etiquette: Finesse Your First Trips to the Rocks

You’ve had fun at the gym, learned a lot of great movements, mastered belaying indoors and heard tell of the outdoors where the sport began. You’re confident you know the safety techniques of outdoor […]


The All-Arounder Rope Bag: Edelrid Drone 2

July 16th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear, Special Feature | Comments Off on The All-Arounder Rope Bag: Edelrid Drone 2

If you don’t already have a rope bag, you should get one now. Flaking and dragging rope through the dirt can cause it to wear out 25 per cent sooner than if you keep […]


How to Choose a Baaa-ase Layer: The Merits of Merino

July 2nd, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Special Feature | Comments Off on How to Choose a Baaa-ase Layer: The Merits of Merino

Wool: The Choice for the Real Backcountry You’re a long way from the trailhead. It’s getting late, you’ve worked up a sweat, the temps are dropping and you can feel the cold air seeping […]


Happy Canada Day!

June 30th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Happy Canada Day!

Climbing in Canada rocks and we all celebrate it for different reasons. From the west to the east coast, our country is full of amazing people, world-class stone and unique-to-Canada climbing. Wherever you are […]


Start Climbing Outdoors this Summer: A Friendly Primer for Gym Climbers

June 18th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Start Climbing Outdoors this Summer: A Friendly Primer for Gym Climbers

If you’ve learned to climb in a gym, you are probably curious about how to start climbing outside on real rock. This article will tell you what you need to know and the gear […]


Making an Impact: Canada’s Climbing Gym Solution

April 30th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Making an Impact: Canada’s Climbing Gym Solution

    If you haven’t heard of IMPACT Climbing yet, it’s only a matter of time before you do. With humble beginnings in Milton, Ontario, Canada, IMPACT has amassed over a decade of climbing […]


Pro Skier Dave Treadway Dies in Crevasse Fall

April 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Special Feature | Comments Off on Pro Skier Dave Treadway Dies in Crevasse Fall

Professional skier Dave Treadway has passed away after an accident in western Canada. Treadway was skiing in the Pemberton backcountry on Mon., April 15, according to Pemberton District Search and Rescue (PSAR) when he […]