The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]


Sport Climbing B.C. Gets Funding From Province

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News | No Comments »

Sport Climbing B.C. (SCBC) has been given $25,000 in additional funding from the province.  SCBC will be spending the money on a new competition timing system, a live scoring system and a camera system […]


Watch Dave MacLeod Send Magic Wood V14

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Strong U.K. climber Dave MacLeod recently sent the sit start to Shallow Water to Riverbed V14 in Magic Wood, Switzerland. He sent the stand start last year, but had made the sit start one […]


Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2011.01, Articles, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Part of a new generation of bold Canadian climbers, Will Stanhope and Andrew Boyd risk it all and bag a free ascent on the South Face of the Turret in the Adamants.





South American Cholita Climbers Aim for Aconcagua

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | No Comments »

For the past few years, a number of Aymara indigenous women in Bolivia have been climbing high peaks. Aged 42 to 50, the 11 women gained experience working for mountaineers around Huayna Potosi, a […]


Happy Earth Day and Keeping Your Crag Clean

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | No Comments »

The first Earth Day in Canada was held on this day in 1990, the same year Ben Moon sent Hubble 5.14d at Raven Tor. The sport of climbing has come a long way in […]


Dave Mai and His Skaha Bluffs Film Initiative

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Dave Mai is an independent music and film producer from the Okanagan. He started to get into film making about the same time he discovered rock climbing. He became passionate about both disciplines very […]