Watch Will Stanhope Solo High Plains Drifter 5.11

May 19th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Will Stanhope talks about the difference between roped climbing and free soloing in the short film below. In the summer of 2015 under cover strongmen @monkeyalltime and @jorgeackermann established the Daily Universe through the […]


Throwback Thursday: Watch Trotter Send Battle of Evermore

May 4th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Throwback Thursday: Watch Trotter Send Battle of Evermore

Sonnie Trotter takes us to Furry Creek south of Squamish for a look at his route Battle of Evermore 5.14b in the below video from 2013. “There’s never one move that’s particularly hard, it’s […]


New Route on B.C.’s Mount Arrowsmith is Scottish Soup Kitchen

April 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route on B.C.’s Mount Arrowsmith is Scottish Soup Kitchen

Mount Arrowsmith has long been the focus of alpine climbers on Vancouver Island all seasons of the year. Hunter Lee and Steve Janes have climbed a new three-pitch WI3+ M5R they called Scottish Soup […]


New Squamish Route at Murrin is 5.13b Sport

April 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on New Squamish Route at Murrin is 5.13b Sport

Stu Smith has sent a new route at Altamont crag in Murrin Park near Squamish. The difficult route is called 150 Year of Genocide and goes at 5.13b. “The route has powerful and desperate […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, 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 […]


Watch Tyler Thompson’s Second Ascent of New Moon V10 in B.C.

March 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Tyler Thompson’s Second Ascent of New Moon V10 in B.C.

Watch Tyler Thompson make the second ascent of New Moon V10 at The Grid in Hope, B.C. Thompson wrote on Sendage.com after, “This boulder is world class. Could be harder than V10 but needs […]


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 […]