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.





Watch Jesse Huey Climb The Shadow 5.13 in Squamish

December 27th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Jesse Huey Climb The Shadow 5.13 in Squamish

Watch American sender Jesse Huey climb The Shadow 5.13 in Squamish. The difficult pitch was first sent by Peter Croft in 1988 after he onsighted it. To reach the steep dihedral, you have to […]


Watch a Solo of Flying Circus in Squamish

December 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Solo of Flying Circus in Squamish

Flying Circus is one of the most classic 5.10s in Squamish. The splitter crack is a landmark route at the Neat and Cool crag in the Smoke Bluffs. It was first climbed by Dick […]


Watch Raphael Slawinski on Hard Rockies Line The Peach M8

December 26th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Raphael Slawinski on Hard Rockies Line The Peach M8

Raphael Slawinski and Grant Meekins made the first ascent The Peach M8 WI5 110m in 2011. The impressive bolt-free mixed route climbs a steep in on the Storm Creek Headwall. Slawinski returned with Jerome […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Climbs New Hard West Coast Mixed

December 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Climbs New Hard West Coast Mixed

Canada’s West Coast has had a good ice/mixed season so far. Marc-Andre Leclerc has climbed two new hard mixed routes near Hope, B.C. The first is in the Superheroes Cirque and is called Dr. […]


Tim Emmett and Jamie Finlayson’s New WI6 M10 on West Coast

December 17th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

In 2013, Jamie Finlayson spent his first days mixed climbing with Tim Emmett. The two made the first ascent of 100% Proof next to Brandywine Falls on the West Coast. They rappelled in and […]