New Big Alpine Route on Mount Proteus in Selkirks

July 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Big Alpine Route on Mount Proteus in Selkirks

Alex Geary and Madeleine Martin-Preney climbed a new 500-metre route on the south face of Mount Proteus in the Selkirks they dubbed The B-Team, which goes at TD- 5.10a on July 19. To approach, […]


Recent Alpine Accidents Reminders to Climb Safe

July 24th, 2017 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Recent Alpine Accidents Reminders to Climb Safe

There have been a number of climbing accidents in Western Canada’s mountains over the past few weeks, so be sure to go over your systems and have proper knowledge of terrain before heading out. […]


Massive New Big Wall Climbed in Powell River

July 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Massive New Big Wall Climbed in Powell River

Over the month of July we (Drew Leiterman and Travis Foster) were in the Daniels River valley outside of Powell River, B.C. with the objective put up the first ascent of Red Alert Wall: […]


Canadian Paul McSorley on Wild New Africa Route Team

July 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Paul McSorley on Wild New Africa Route Team

Canadian Paul McSorley is one of the country’s most experienced international climbers and he has just completed a new route in South Africa with three other climbers. The team consisted of German climbers Ines […]


Charles Albert Sends V15 in Rocklands Barefoot

July 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Charles Albert Sends V15 in Rocklands Barefoot

Charles Albert is a well-known French boulderer who sends hared problems without any climbing shoes. He recently ticked one of the world’s most classic V15s for the first barefoot ascent. A post shared by […]


Watch Send of Squamish 5.12 Biceptual Lover

July 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Send of Squamish 5.12 Biceptual Lover

Watch Stu Smith send Biceptual Lover 5.12b on the rarely visited Tower of Power wall in Cheakamus Canyon. Smith said of the line, “It holds some of the steepest climbing in Cheakamus and in […]


Lauchlan Award 2017: New Homathko Routes Climbed

July 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Lauchlan Award 2017: New Homathko Routes Climbed

The following report by Max Fisher is about his and Fred Giroux’s spring alpine trip to the Homathko Icefield, supported by the John Lauchlan Award. On May 17, Fred and I got on a […]