Alex Megos Sends Dreamcatcher 5.14d for Fourth Ascent

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

German sender Alex Megos has been in Canada for nearly a month and has made the fourth ascent of Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish. The first ascent was in 2005 after Chris Sharma and Sonnie […]


Squamish Sender Stu Smith Featured in Short Film

August 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith has had a strong year in Squamish. With a number of first ascents of run-out X-rated 5.13s to his name, he is quickly proving that hard Squamish lines are anything but climbed […]


Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. Pieced Together in Hidden Dragon

August 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Freeing the Chinese Puzzle Wall has been attempted in the past, but it took the team of Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc to piece a route together. Their new line is called Hidden Dragon […]


Throwback Thursday: Waddington First Ascent One Year Ago Today

August 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

On Aug. 18, 2015, Paul McSorley, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ines Papert climbed a new mixed route up the aesthetic Southwest Buttress of Mount Waddington’s northwest summit in B.C. The new 800-metre 20-pitch route goes […]


Watch Stu Smith on First Ascent of Mullet Power in Squamish

August 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith has established a number of hard routes in Squamish this summer and his most recent is called Mullet Power at Island in the Sky in the Smoke Bluffs. “The route follows a […]


Watch Nicole Deuchar Send Squamish 5.12d

August 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Nicole Deuchar Send Squamish 5.12d

Watch another great short film from Stu Smith. This one of Nicole Deuchar sending her project Burning the Coil 5.12d, a classic Peter Winter route, at Fern Hill.


Pete Whittaker Rope-Solos Three Squamish Routes in 18-Hour Push

August 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Pete Whittaker Rope-Solos Three Squamish Routes in 18-Hour Push

U.K. climber Pete Whittaker has rope-soloed University Wall (via The Shadow) 5.13, the Grand Wall 5.11 A0 and Freeway 5.11+ in Squamish. He freed everything except the bolt ladder on the Grand Wall 5.11 […]