Parking Woes: Climbers Against New Squamish Business

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Squamish is a busy place during rock climbing season and parking has become a major issue. To get straight to the point, a new business has been approved to open in the Adventure Centre […]


Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In November 2016, Michaela Kiersch sent The Golden Ticket 5.14c at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. “A short film by Andy Wickstrom, Brandon and Gabi Fox that chronicles the historic first female ascent of […]


Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In Fall of 2016, Ben Smith made the first ascent of The Trickle Down 5.14-, the hardest route on Canada’s East Coast and the first of the grade in Nova Scotia. Be sure to […]


Nico Favresse Sends 5.14d Before Patagonia Trip

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Nico Favresse is one of the world’s leading all-round climbers. When he’s not freeing new lines up big walls, he is projecting difficult single-pitch routes. In preparation for his upcoming trip to Patagonia, he […]


Squamish Climbers Send The Chief in Icy Conditions

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

It’s fair to say that cold weather and lots of snow doesn’t shut down the climbing in Squamish. Jia Condon, Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson recently made an icy ascent of The […]


Five Reasons to Buy Climbing Magazines

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The sport of climbing has had an online presence for nearly 20 years and one thing is certain, digital climbing media does not replace print. Many people thought that one day all of the […]


Royal Robbins Had a Dormant Swiss Bank Account

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Royal Robbins was a leading rock climber during the 1950s and 60s. Over 50 years ago while instructing at the International School of Mountaineering in Leysinhe, he opened a Swiss bank account. It was […]