Five Fun 5.11 Sport Routes in British Columbia

June 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

British Columbia has thousands of routes to choose from that are found at dozens of crags. The main climbing areas are around Squamish and Penticton, but there are other great crags found all around. […]


Five Hard Sends Across Canada This Week

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

It’s one week until summer and Canadians have been putting in long days at crags and boulder fields across the country. There have been some big sends in the past week or so and […]


Marc-Andre Lelcerc and Brette Harrington Solo Colonel Foster’s East Face

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

Marc-Andre Leclerc and Brette Harrington have made quick work of Mount Colonel Foster, British Columbia’s famous Vancouver Island peak. They hiked in, soloed the 1,200-metre east face via Into the Mystic 5.10a, down climbed […]


Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

The Kain Route on Bugaboo Spire is one of Canada’s most iconic alpine climbs. The route begins at the Bugaboo/Snowpatch Col and climbs mostly easy fifth-class up a ridge until the crux. A steep […]


Another Hard New Route in Squamish’s Paradise Valley

June 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Another Hard New Route in Squamish’s Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley has long been known for its excellent bouldering. Over the past few years, new development has been going on along the world-class walls tucked away. Two routes that have received attention are […]


New Big 5.12 at Washington Pass by Brit and Canadian Team

June 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Big 5.12 at Washington Pass by Brit and Canadian Team

This spring, Canadian Colin Moorhead and Squamish-based British sender Tom Wright established a new seven-pitch 5.12b up the golden granite on the M&M Wall. The route is called Golden Age and links crack systems […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

June 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

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 […]