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 […]


Jamie Finlayson Starts Dreamcatcher Projecting Early in 2017

January 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Jamie Finlayson Starts Dreamcatcher Projecting Early in 2017

Jamie Finlayson has been projecting Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish for the past few years. The steep bolted route climbs up the Cacodemon Boulder below The Chief. It was first climbed by Chris Sharma in […]


Silver Stag is New Vancouver Island Ice Route

January 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Silver Stag is New Vancouver Island Ice Route

Chris Jensen spotted a soggy wet crag in the Beaufort Range on Vancouver Island a few years ago, after the recent cold snap that hit Vancouver Island and much of the Pacific Northwest, he […]


Watch Jason Kruk Climb Genus Loci 5.12 in Squamish

January 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Jason Kruk Climb Genus Loci 5.12 in Squamish

Check out this video featuring Jason Kruk climbing Genius Loci 5.12b. As an added bonus, the film also includes commentary from Squamish pioneer and the route’s first ascentionist Hamish Fraser.