KLO Creek in Kelowna is B.C.’s New Sport Crag

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

Over the past few years, Kelowna climbers have been developing a new crag along KLO Creek. The area was recently made into a regional park as part of the District of Central Okanagan. There […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]


Watch a Send of Squamish Boulder All That You Love

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith brings us another short film about sending a route in Squamish. This time it’s on All That You Love at the UFO boulders, a problem first climbed by Jack Fieldhouse a few years […]


Alex Ratson Goes Aid Climbing on Vancouver Island

April 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Alex Ratson takes a big rack to Crest Creek on Vancouver Island. “Not many places you can go crag hard aid around, especially these days,” Ratson wrote. Follow Ratson on Instagram here.


Seven Splitter Squamish Photos by Jim Thornburg

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

Jim Thornburg started climbing at 17 and over the past four decades has travelled the world in search of routes and climbers to photograph. He sold his first climbing photo in the late 1980s. It […]


Julia Bobak Sends First 5.13b

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

West Coast climber Julia Bobak has send her first 5.13b after clipping the chains on Ahead by a Century at Horne Lake. After her send, she wrote on Sendage.com, “Kind of a unique style […]


New 5.12 at Halfway House in Cheakamus North of Squamish

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

Toby Foord-Kelcey has made the first ascent of Waldorf Salad 5.12d at Halfway House in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. After his send, he wrote on Sendage.com, “This thing took a lot of work […]