New 5.12 in Squamish Climbs Featured Granite

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Chris Singer has added a new route to Paradise Valley near Squamish. On Instagram, he reported his new route is called Kype of the Pinook and goes at 5.12+. Paradise Valley has seen a […]


New Four-Pitch 5.10 in B.C.’s Fraser Valley

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Drew Brayshaw and Shaun Neufeld made the first ascent of Mechanical Advantage this past weekend. The new four-pitch mixed 5.10b is a great addition to Harrison Bluffs in the Fraser Valley. The first pitch […]


Alberta Mountain Runner Adam Campbell Injured

September 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Adam Campbell is a Calgary-based runner with a number of fast times behind him. He recently spent time learning the ropes with Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted on long rock routes in the Rockies. […]


East Coaster and West Coaster Solo New Van Island Alpine

September 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on East Coaster and West Coaster Solo New Van Island Alpine

East coast climber Max Fisher and west coast climber Ryan Van Horne teamed up for a solo ascent of a new route on King’s Peak. Their new alpine climb goes up the Queen’s Face […]


Watch Alpine Footage of 2016 Waddington Range Trip

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Alpine Footage of 2016 Waddington Range Trip

Ryan Larkin has put together a great little video from a summer trip to the Waddington Range with Mike Gud and Nic Vissers.


Five Classic B.C. Routes to Climb This Autumn

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Classic B.C. Routes to Climb This Autumn

The summer is over, but in many parts of Canada that means perfect sending temps. British Columbia had a warm and muggy season, so the cooler temps will be a welcome relief for many. […]


Less Theft Result of Skaha Park Watch

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Less Theft Result of Skaha Park Watch

In the spring of 2016, Skaha Bluffs Park Watch Society began to patrol the parking area at the popular B.C. climbing crag. This past weekend, climbers and locals gathered to celebrate the success of […]