Leaning Towers 1975 Big Wall Pulpit Project Climbed

August 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The dry summer in B.C. has been good for climbers with remote big wall plans, like Kevin Martin and Ian Dusome who just made an impressive first ascent in the Leaning Towers of the […]


Dan Beland Puts Down Captain America 5.14b

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Dan Beland has reached the top of another Big Show route in Chek with his anchor clip of Captain America 5.14b. Beland, who has now climbed 14 5.14as, four 5.14bs and three 5.14c noted […]


New 27-Pitch B.C. Big Wall is Sacred Stone

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

Evan Guilbault and Colin Landeck recently returned from “the adventure of our lives,” as Guilbault puts it. After nearly two weeks in the backcountry of B.C., they made the first ascent of one of […]


See Stu Smith’s Over-the-Water Squamish Route

August 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith continues his new routing in 2017 with his first ascent of Pool of Death near the power plant next to Fern Hill. One of the dang coolest perches in all the land…. […]


Summit or Plummet is New Steep Van Island Alpine

August 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Summit or Plummet is the name of a new steep alpine route on Vancouver Island by Karsten Klawitter and Hunter Lee. The pair took to Victoria Peak on Aug. 10 to tackle their new […]


Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

Hazel Findlay is no stranger to Squamish with many hard first ascents and sends over the years. The strong British climber just made the first free ascent of Tainted Love aka Northern Soul 5.13dR. […]


New 2017 Alpine Routes on King’s Peak on Island

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 2017 Alpine Routes on King’s Peak on Island

Over the past week, the south face of King’s Peak on Vancouver Island got two new routes. For a great introduction on Island climbing visit here. Ryan Van Horne and Hunter Lee recently climbed […]