BC Parks to Enforce Strict Parking Rules in Squamish

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The announcement from BC Parks states they are implementing a parking enforcement policy at the Chief and Murrin parks. The climbing areas along the Sea-to-Sky corridor have experienced exceptional growth in visitor numbers, leading to […]


Climber Severely Injured at Smoke Bluffs, Donate to Support Crowdfund

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Alberta climber Josh Pelland was recently injured while climbing at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish. Details are not clear, but Pelland fell about 20 metres walking off a crag. His friend Brandon MacMullin wrote […]


The Yoak, Training Tool for the Modern Climber

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Rock | No Comments »

The Yoak is a new versatile training tool you can use for dips, squats and most importantly pulling up. It provides a number of options for hanging, pull-ups, stretching and more. Watch Ontario climber […]


Watch Squamish Bouldering with Jason Kehl

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

In the summer, Canadians head south to find warm weather, but in summer, Americans head north to find cool weather. Watch Jason Kehl sample some of Squamish’s classic problems. Follow Kehl on Instagram here.


First Look at Mirror Wall, Film About Mega New Greenland Big Wall

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

As part of a select expedition team led by British climber Leo Houlding, Sheffield-based adventure filmmakers Coldhouse Collective have documented the challenging first ascent of the northwest face of Greenland’s 1,200-metre Mirror Wall. This autumn, […]


Watch Adam Ondra Climb New 5.15b, Hardest Route in France

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

This past November, Adam Ondra made the first ascent of C.R.S. 5.15b, the hardest sport climb in France. For Ondra, this route meant progression, as it was the quickest he had ever redpointed 5.15b. […]


Stu Smith Sends New Squamish 5.13+ at Smoke Bluffs

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith has been on a roll this year on the West Coast and has sent a multi-year project at the Pleasure Palace area near Boulder Gully at the Smoke Bluffs. The “long forgotten […]