Gripped Magazine

West Coast

Watch Coastal B.C. Ice Climbing on the Duffey

The 2016 ice season has been off to a great start in the Coast Mountains. Loose Lady is a classic 150-metre WI4+ near Lilloet. First climbed in 1985 by Carl Austrom and John Howe, the long route is hard to spot from the road by a must-climb classic on the West Coast. Duffey Lake
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Watch Send of Squamish’s Pixie Corner

Pixie Corner is one of Squamish’s most classic 5.8 cracks. The dual-crack climb that rises up a short corner is found at the Smoke Bluffs. It has long been a favourite among visiting climbers and locals on their solo circuits. It was first climbed in 1978 by Joe Buszowski
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Watch a Squamish Climbing Video

Watch Mason Pitchel climb the classic Sesame Street and Andrew Mckean send his first V10, King Kong. INCREDIBLE NEW CRAG DISCOVERED IN SQUAMISH, BC from Mason Pitchel on Vimeo.
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Watch Climbing on B.C. Ice Bergeron Falls

Bergeron Falls is a 100-metre route set in a one-of-a-kind amphitheatre close to Tumbler Ridger, B.C. This Northern B.C. route is must-climb for those looking to tick Canadian classics off their list.
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Watch First Ascent of Squamish 5.12

Watch Stu Smith make the first free ascent of a hard route on a new wall at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs. This route is called Magic Crystals 5.12b was established last summer by Ryan McNutt, but wasn’t freed. “The route, although short, is quite good and climbs a
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Short Video of Classic Squamish Boulders

Lloyd King pieced this short video together of some classic boulder sends in Squamish.  Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ~ Bouldering from Lloyd King on Vimeo.
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Watch a Winter Send at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs

There are many climbers on the West Coast who are proving that Canada does have a year-round rock climbing destination. Watch this short film by Stu Smith of Drew Leiterman sending White Rabbit, a 5.10b corner crack. That Route: White rabbit from Stuart Smith on Vimeo.
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A Sweet Squamish Stinger Low Video

Watch Michelle Yalowega send Stinger Low in Squamish. Stinger Low – Squamish from Michelle Yalowega on Vimeo.
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Big New Ice Climbs in British Columbia

Two big new ice climbs in the B.C. Peace Region west of Jasper. Tumbler Ridge is on the western edge of the Canadian Rockies and is known for its backcountry skiing and ice climbing. Craig Waters reported on the B.C. Peace Region Climbers page that he and Jesse Coonce made the
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Watch a Ski-BASE off The Chief in Squamish

Watch Pryce Brown ski off Canada’s iconic granite wall in Squamish. Ski BASEics from Pryce Brown on Vimeo.
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