Polar Circus is a Classic 700-metre WI5 in the Rockies

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Polar Circus, on Cirrus Mountain in the Rockies, is one of the most famous ice routes in the world of ice climbing. The location, accessibility, length, grade and history have elevated the route to […]


New Documentary Featuring 1916 Bugaboo Reenactment

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

A new outdoor adventure documentary previewing this month takes on a quirky and unusual subject: a group of climbers who set out to reenact a celebrated mountain climb from the early years of exploration […]


Watch Sport Sends from Mount Boucherie Near Kelowna

November 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Sport Sends from Mount Boucherie Near Kelowna

Stu Smith brings us another great short film, this time of climbers on two route at Mount Boucherie near Kelowna, B.C. Pockets of Pain is a fun 5.11 and The Key is a short […]


Watch an Ascent of 51 Hotdogs at Cedar Mountain in B.C.

November 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch an Ascent of 51 Hotdogs at Cedar Mountain in B.C.

Stu Smith and friends have travelled inland to avoid the rain on Canada’s West Coast. In this clip, Smith films a send of 51 Hotdogs 5.11a at Cedar Mountain near Kelowna in B.C. For […]


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

October 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. Pieced Together in Hidden Dragon

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 […]


Canadian Amanda Berezowski Sends Her First 5.14a

October 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Canadian Amanda Berezowski Sends Her First 5.14a

West coaster Amanda Berezowski has sent her first 5.14a, Dinosaur Highway at Horne Lake. Berezowksi is the seventh Canadian woman on record to climb 5.14. A long-time comp climber, Berezowski began climbing at 16 […]


Jeremy Smith Sends New Squamish 5.13

October 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Jeremy Smith Sends New Squamish 5.13

Squamish Climbing Magazine has reported here that West Coast strongman Jeremy Smith has made the first free ascent of Free Dimensional 5.13. Watch Smith send The Bull 5.14R in Squamish: The route climbs up […]