Watch First Ascent of 11-Pitch 5.12 on Chinese Puzzle Wall

June 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Freeing the Chinese Puzzle Wall had been attempted in the past, but it took the team of Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc to piece a route together in 2016. They called their line Hidden […]


Five Squamish 5.11 Pitches You Should Climb

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Squamish is world-class for its long granite routes and hard bouldering so close to the road, but in between the short and the long are test-piece 5.11 cracks. Many climbers can’t line up and […]


Watch Luke Zimmerman Send Many-Move Squamish V12

June 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Luke Zimmerman Send Many-Move Squamish V12

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 30-move intricate roof problem found at Gibbs Cave in Squamish. Watch Luke Zimmerman piece it together below. He noted after on his Instagram, “So psyched to climb […]


New Long Aid Route on Chief in Squamish is Pantera

June 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Long Aid Route on Chief in Squamish is Pantera

For the past decade, Squamish has been the scene of hard free sends, often up old aid routes. But there is a new group of climbers dedicated to the art of hooking, nailing and […]


Watch Stu Smith Send Skaha 5.13+ at Ravens Castle

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Stu Smith Send Skaha 5.13+ at Ravens Castle

Stu Smith is one of Canada’s leading trad-climb new routers with a number of 5.14s to his name. In the below clip, he visits Ravens Castle in Skaha and makes a smooth send of […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

May 29th, 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 Will Stanhope Solo High Plains Drifter 5.11

May 19th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Will Stanhope Solo High Plains Drifter 5.11

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 […]