The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]


Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2011.01, Articles, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

Part of a new generation of bold Canadian climbers, Will Stanhope and Andrew Boyd risk it all and bag a free ascent on the South Face of the Turret in the Adamants.





Happy Earth Day and Keeping Your Crag Clean

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Happy Earth Day and Keeping Your Crag Clean

The first Earth Day in Canada was held on this day in 1990, the same year Ben Moon sent Hubble 5.14d at Raven Tor. The sport of climbing has come a long way in […]


Dave Mai and His Skaha Bluffs Film Initiative

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Dave Mai and His Skaha Bluffs Film Initiative

Dave Mai is an independent music and film producer from the Okanagan. He started to get into film making about the same time he discovered rock climbing. He became passionate about both disciplines very […]


Neil Dyer Climbs New Squamish 5.13d in Paradise Valley

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Neil Dyer Climbs New Squamish 5.13d in Paradise Valley

Neil Dyer is a strong U.K. climber who made the first ascent of the difficult Paradise Valley route this week. Called The B Side and graded 5.13d, the route adds to the growing list […]


Watch Chris Sharma and Joe Kinder Climb at Figlos

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Chris Sharma and Joe Kinder Climb at Figlos

This winter, Joe Kinder and Chris Sharma checked out the beautiful cave in Figols. We heard of a classics route David Gambus put up some years back ad were keen to see what it […]


Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

Gordon Irwin is a guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and recently reported about a large rockfall at the Black Band crag on Tunnel Mountain near Banff. The wall is busy in […]