New Routes on Baffin Island by Strong Team

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

Nico Favresse has sent an update about new routes that have been climbed on Baffin Island in northern Canada. The Island has some of the world’s biggest granite monoliths and while climbers have been […]


Angel’s Crest is a Squamish 5.10 Classic

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The first ascent of this classic 13-pitch 5.10b was by Les McDonald, Hank Mather and Fred Becky in 1962. The route climbs the edge of the North Gully along the top of the Sheriff’s Badge. […]


The Story of Saving Ontario’s Cape Croker for Climbers

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

After a year of closure, Cape Croker is now officially open for climbing and bouldering again. Since its inception as a Park in 1967 by the Department of Lands and Forests (now the Ministry […]


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.