Waddington Range: One Month, New Ground and an Avalanche

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

Japanese climbers Noboru Kikuchi of Japan and Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani of Alberta spent the past month in the Waddington Range on Canada’s West Coast. They climbed the north face of Bravo via […]


Watch Four V11 Sends on Squamish Granite

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

Tom Peckitt has sent over this short edit of all the top V11s listed in the third edition of the Squamish Bouldering Guide. The problems are The Egg, Encore Une Fois, Agoraphobia and The Perfect Cave.


Canadian Amanda Berezowski Sends West Coast 5.13c

May 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Amanda Berezowski started comp climbing in Calgary when she was 16. She was part of the city’s junior team and climbed with top climbers nationally and internationally. She just sent the first 5.13 she […]


Make May 2-4 a Climbing Weekend

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

The weekend before May 25 is Victoria Day, but is known to many Canadians as the May 2-4 weekend. While it is meant to be celebrated with fireworks, a case of 24 beers and […]


New Must-Have Western Canada Guidebooks for 2016

May 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

While many climbers have turned to keeping track of their ascents on sites like 8a.nu and Sendage.com, nothing will replace the convenience of a guidebook. Some sites such as Mountainproject.com and thecrag.com have built […]


Dan Beland Sends Supermanboy 5.14c on West Coast

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

In the summer of 2015, Dan Beland sent Revival 5.14b on the Big Show in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. After he clipped the chains on Revival, he wrote on Sendage.com, “So awesome! Despite […]


A Big New Route on West Coast’s Kings Peak

May 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Ryan Van Horne and Marie-Lou Piché climbed a new 500-metre 5.9 up Kings Peak on Vancouver Island. The new route climbs one of the many southeast buttresses before it joins the East Couloir and East […]