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

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 27-Pitch B.C. Big Wall is Sacred Stone

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 | Comments Off on See Stu Smith’s Over-the-Water Squamish Route

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 | Comments Off on Summit or Plummet is New Steep Van Island Alpine

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 […]


Andy White Sends New Kelowna V13

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Andy White Sends New Kelowna V13

Andy White is arguably one of Interior B.C.’s most active boulderers, always working new projects and promoting the hard problems in the area. He recently made the first ascent of Slipperier When Wet V13 […]


New Granite Big Wall Climbed Near Terrace in B.C.

July 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Granite Big Wall Climbed Near Terrace in B.C.

Deep in the B.C. mountains near Terrace is a sharp looking wall on Split Mountain. Fuzzy images of it have circulated on the internet for years, but no one reported climbing the fine looking […]