Stu Smith Climbs New 5.14 in Squamish Smoke Bluffs

February 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Stu Smith Climbs New 5.14 in Squamish Smoke Bluffs

Stu Smith has sent a new 5.14a/b in the Squamish Smoke Bluffs that he is calling Two Thumb Press. “This morning I woke up in Squamish with plans to give a real go at […]


Watch Two Sends at the Spiderfly Crag in Squamish

February 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Two Sends at the Spiderfly Crag in Squamish

The Spiderfly crag at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish is quick to access and has two classic trad lines. The first video is a send of Something Short 5.10d, which many climbers suggest is […]


Watch an Ascent of Grand Wall in Squamish with Whipper

February 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch an Ascent of Grand Wall in Squamish with Whipper

Watch an ascent of Canada’s classic Grand Wall 5.11 A0 in Squamish. The headcam footage is mostly of the Split Pillar and Sword pitches. Watch a whipper at 27:20.


Watch Banana Peel to Squamish Buttress Linkup

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Banana Peel to Squamish Buttress Linkup

One of the most popular routes in Squamish is to climb Banana Peel 5.6 on the Apron and to link it with the Squamish Buttress. There are two options for the buttress, the easier […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Climbs New Integral on Slesse

February 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Climbs New Integral on Slesse

No one knows the ridges, faces and features on Mount Slesse more than Marc-Andre Leclerc and over the past few weeks, he has climbed a number of long and aesthetic alpine routes in the […]


New Steep Mixed Routes at Christie Falls Near Kelowna B.C.

January 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Steep Mixed Routes at Christie Falls Near Kelowna B.C.

Squamish-based Tim Emmett has been taking advantage of the cold B.C. weather this winter. He was recently invited to Kelowna in central B.C. to project a few steep mixed routes. Adam Tutte made the […]


Spitting Cobra is One of Many New B.C. Ice Routes

January 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Spitting Cobra is One of Many New B.C. Ice Routes

It has been a cold winter in B.C. and ice climbers have been taking advantage of the icy temps. Lyle Knight and Gary Wolcoff climbed a new 18-metre WI3+ called Kal Pillar on the […]