Watch Film of First Ice Climb up Squamish Chief

March 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Film of First Ice Climb up Squamish Chief

Earlier this winter, Jia Condon, Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson made the first ascent of Ultimate Ultimate Everything. Their winter variation to the popular 5.10 summer route Ultimate Everything was climbed a […]


Jacob Cook Sends New 5.13d Slab in Squamish

February 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Jacob Cook Sends New 5.13d Slab in Squamish

British crusher Jacob Cook has ticked a new 5.13d in Squamish at the Lower Tier of Crag X at the Smoke Bluffs. This first free ascent is only a day after Stu Smith climbed […]


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 […]