Watch a Send of Splitter Exasperator 5.10 in Squamish

March 12th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Splitter Exasperator 5.10 in Squamish

Crosby Johnston talks about one of his favourite Squamish routes, the popular Exasperator 5.10c. It climbs two pitches up a splitter crack at the base of the Grand Wall for 45 metres. It was […]


Happy 94th Birthday Fred Beckey!

January 14th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 2 Comments »

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and turned 94 on Jan. 14, 2017. Born on Jan. 14, 1923, Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey has established new routes all around the world, authored a number of […]


Watch Jesse Huey Climb The Shadow 5.13 in Squamish

December 27th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Jesse Huey Climb The Shadow 5.13 in Squamish

Watch American sender Jesse Huey climb The Shadow 5.13 in Squamish. The difficult pitch was first sent by Peter Croft in 1988 after he onsighted it. To reach the steep dihedral, you have to […]


Watch Raphael Slawinski on Hard Rockies Line The Peach M8

December 26th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Raphael Slawinski on Hard Rockies Line The Peach M8

Raphael Slawinski and Grant Meekins made the first ascent The Peach M8 WI5 110m in 2011. The impressive bolt-free mixed route climbs a steep in on the Storm Creek Headwall. Slawinski returned with Jerome […]


Inspiring Words from Rockies Mountain Man

December 19th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Inspiring Words from Rockies Mountain Man

The Wise Man is the emotive story of Eddie Hunter’s personal connection with Banff National Park and Mount Norquay, a mountain he has called home his entire life. Born in 1926, the same year […]


Tim Emmett and Jamie Finlayson’s New WI6 M10 on West Coast

December 17th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

In 2013, Jamie Finlayson spent his first days mixed climbing with Tim Emmett. The two made the first ascent of 100% Proof next to Brandywine Falls on the West Coast. They rappelled in and […]


Watch Top Climbers Hang Epic Christmas Lights

December 14th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Top Climbers Hang Epic Christmas Lights

Jesse Huey and friends take to the heights to hang Christmas lights in this great short film. “It’s visionary. It’s truly on the edge of what we could call climbing,” says Jesse Huey. “You can […]