Dan Beland Sends Supermanboy 5.14c on West Coast

May 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

In the summer of 2015, Dan Beland sent Revival 5.14b on the Big Show in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. After he clipped the chains on Revival, he wrote on Sendage.com, “So awesome! Despite […]


Strong Brits Repeat Hard Yosemite Route El Nino

May 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

British climbers Robbie Phillips and Jacob Cook have both sent El Nino 5.13c on El Cap in Yosemite. “This doesn’t just count as another big rock climb for me to tick of the list, […]


Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14 in Alberta Rockies

May 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14 in Alberta Rockies

Evan Hau has been one of Canada’s leading hard-route developers for the past few years. He recently sent one of his projects at Apocalypse Cave on Grotto Mountain and called it Belly of the […]


Watch the First Ascent of New 5.14d/15a in Poland

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch the First Ascent of New 5.14d/15a in Poland

This week, Piotrek Schab sent what might be the hardest route in Poland with his send of Stal Mielec 5.14d/15a. Here is the last crux after climbing over 50 moves up the Mamutowa Cave […]


New Squamish North Wall Cracks, One is Over Eight Inches Wide

May 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Squamish North Wall Cracks, One is Over Eight Inches Wide

The North Walls on The Chief in Squamish hold some of Canada’s most accessible hard granite climbs. Many will remember last year when a large section of the upper wall fell and took out […]


Squamish’s Prow Wall and Prow Wall Variation Topos

May 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Squamish’s Prow Wall and Prow Wall Variation Topos

Sonnie Trotter recently made the first free ascent of The Prow Wall 5.14 on the famous Chief in Squamish. Trotter had worked on the route for a number of days and the project was […]


New Short Crack Climbed at Thunder Bay Bluffs

May 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Short Crack Climbed at Thunder Bay Bluffs

Northwestern Ontario’s basalt cliffs are finally dry and warm enough to climb. In the city of Thunder Bay is the Centennial Bluffs, which have a short cliff line that spans for over a kilometre. […]