Ten Big Canadian Sends in 2016 Before Canada Day

July 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Happy 2016 Canada Day! Here are 10 big sends that have gone down in Canada this year. Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Emperor Face The West Coast crusher finishes one of the most impressive winter seasons […]


Jamie Finlayson Sends The Reckoning V14

July 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

In April, Jamie Finlayson sent The Reckoning Stand V10 at the Farm in the North Wall Boulders and said that he was making good progress on the low start, which goes at V14. Two […]


A Selection of Hard Squamish Bouldering by Tom Peckitt

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

Watch sends of some of Squamish’s best bouldering problems. “The whole Squamish experience was like a dream come true,” said Tom Peckitt. “Aside from the world class climbing, I met some incredible people who […]


Watch B.C. Bouldering in the Nanaimo Area

June 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Duke Point has long been a popular sandstone bouldering destination. There are three main areas: Center Stage, Estuary and Stage Right. For directions to get there visit here, and for a list of problems […]


Fjordguard is a New Squamish Crag With 5.12 Gear Routes

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

In 2015, we reported about a new route called The White Raven that Taran Ortlieb sent at 5.12b with gear to four inches. The route is on a new wall that Paul McSorley has […]


Online Revelstoke Bouldering Guide and Topos

June 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Revelstoke is on the Trans Canada Highway in B.C. about six hours from Vancouver between the Selkirk and the Monashee ranges. The area is one of Canada’s top areas for skiers, backcountry enthusiasts and […]


Lauren Watson Sends Just Can’t Do It, Her First 5.13

June 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Thanks to Lauren Watson, Squamish has a climbing gym with ropes. She called the space Ground Up and it has become a hub of climbing activity on Canada’s West Coast. Long before that, she […]