Pete Whittaker Rope-Solos Three Squamish Routes in 18-Hour Push

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Pete Whittaker Rope-Solos Three Squamish Routes in 18-Hour Push

U.K. climber Pete Whittaker has rope-soloed University Wall (via The Shadow) 5.13, the Grand Wall 5.11 A0 and Freeway 5.11+ in Squamish. He freed everything except the bolt ladder on the Grand Wall 5.11 […]


Adam Ondra by the Numbers with Lattice Training

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adam Ondra by the Numbers with Lattice Training

Analyzing athletes is nothing new, sports like baseball and hockey have endless stats. Breaking down the numbers for climbers is more difficult, as no one is keeping score. Sites like 8a.nu an Sendage.com have […]


Rockfall Near Camp 4 in Yosemite

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Rockfall Near Camp 4 in Yosemite

During the first week of August, a number of large rockfall events were heard and witnesses near Camp 4 in Yosemite. The National Park Service has told people to avoid the Valley Loop Trail […]


New Route on Limestone Tower in B.C.’s Marble Canyon

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route on Limestone Tower in B.C.’s Marble Canyon

Lyle Knight and John Dyck have established a new route on Chimney Rock in Marble Canyon north of Squamish. The tower is reached after a four-hour hike up from Pavilion Lake. The two experienced […]


Stu Smith Sends New 5.12+/13-R in Squamish

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Stu Smith Sends New 5.12+/13-R in Squamish

Stu Smith has been a constant presence in Squamish lately, from establishing new run-out 5.13s to creating short films of classic routes. This week, he sent a new 5.12+/13-R at a remote crag near […]


Five Mid-Summer Reminders to Keep Climbing Clean

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Five Mid-Summer Reminders to Keep Climbing Clean

The days are getting shorter across Canada and thousands of climbers will head out climbing today. From coast to coast, there have been reports of damaging acts by climbers that could affect all of […]


Jan Hojer and Michaela Kiersch Win 2016 Psicocomp

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Jan Hojer and Michaela Kiersch Win 2016 Psicocomp

Psicocomp has celebrated its fourth year at Park City in Utah. Jan Hojer and Michaela Kiersch took first place after an exciting evening with a record turn out. Canadians Josh Muller and Jason Holowach […]