Watch Jason Kruk Climb, Ski and Paraglide on West Coast

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Jason Kruk Climb, Ski and Paraglide on West Coast

Jason Kruk is one of Canada’s most adventurous climbers. From remote ascents to first paraglide descents around the world, Kruk has transformed from a hard rock climber to all-round mountain enthusiast. Watch his in […]


Amanda Berezowski Sends Young Blood 5.13

August 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Amanda Berezowski Sends Young Blood 5.13

West Coaster Amanda Berezowski has sent her first 5.13 on granite. This past weekend, she sent Young Blood 5.13a on the Cacodemon Boulder. The six-bolt route is steep and burly and has a powerful […]


New Squamish 5.11 and 5.13 at Different Walls

July 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Squamish 5.11 and 5.13 at Different Walls

Kyle Koroll and Ryan Davy added a new 35-metre 5.11c bolted pitch above the first pitch of Bullethead Easy and the Gift. After a short scramble up you reach the base of a short […]


New B.C. Whitewater Rocks Guidebook is Online

July 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New B.C. Whitewater Rocks Guidebook is Online

Mountain Culture Group’s online editor Vince Hempsall touched base about his recent trip up to Whitewater Rocks. The area is above the Ymir Bowl at Whitewater Resort in Nelson, B.C. For the past six […]


Another New Route up Colonel Foster is Northwest Arete

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Another New Route up Colonel Foster is Northwest Arete

Mount Colonel Foster is a popular peak this summer, as there have been big solo pushes and new routes and it’s only the end of July. Guidebook author and local developer Philip Stone joined […]


Watch Ryan Cormack Send First 5.12 Crack: Spider Fly

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Ryan Cormack Send First 5.12 Crack: Spider Fly

Spider Fly is a classic 5.12 crack at the Smokes Bluffs and Ryan Cormack recently sent it as his first gear route at the grade. “I Had the pleasure of filming my buddy Ryan […]


Kevin and Tony McLane Establish Dragon Crack in Squamish

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Kevin and Tony McLane Establish Dragon Crack in Squamish

The strong father/son team of Kevin and Tony McLane can often be seen in Squamish. Kevin is the author of many great guidebooks to the area and to western Canada and Tony is one […]