Kevin and Tony McLane Establish Dragon Crack in Squamish

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Kevin and Tony McLane Establish Dragon Crack in Squamish

The strong father/son team of Kevin and Tony McLane can often be seen in Squamish. Kevin is the author of many great guidebooks to the area and to western Canada and Tony is one […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Squamish

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from Squamish

Squamish is one of the hubs of hard Canadian climbing, from burly boulders to technical wall climbs. Here are a few clips from Canada’s West Coast climbing town. Click on the clip to watch. […]


Watch a Send of Split Beaver, a Smoke Bluff Classic

July 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Split Beaver, a Smoke Bluff Classic

First climbed in 1975 by Nick Taylor and Peter Peart, Split Beaver has become a must-climb test-piece for 5.10 offwidth fans. You start by pulling over a bulge that leads to a crack that […]


Jon Siegrist Repeats Squamish 5.14 for Third Ascent

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist Repeats Squamish 5.14 for Third Ascent

Crusher Jon Siegrist recently visited Squamish for the Arc’teryx Climbign Academy. Before teaching a lengthy strength clinic to a few dozen keen climbers, he sessioned at Paradise Valley with local sender Tom Wright. The […]


Five Must-Climb Moderate Canadian Alpine Ridges

July 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Must-Climb Moderate Canadian Alpine Ridges

Canada has countless alpine ridges from the Pacific to Atlantic. Some are long, complicated and dangerous, while others are moderate, short and esthetic. For the purpose of this list, we are looking at ridges […]


15 New Routes Added to Murrin Park at New Crag

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on 15 New Routes Added to Murrin Park at New Crag

Chris Small has uploaded new route information to Quickdraw Publications. He and others have recently completed a new crag at Murrin Park called Rainbows and Unicorns. In citing the reason for the name, he […]


Watch Marc-Andre Leclerc Solo High Plains Drifter in Squamish

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Marc-Andre Leclerc Solo High Plains Drifter in Squamish

Marc-Andre Leclerc is one of Canada’s leading rock and alpine climbers. He specializes in bold solos on steep rock and big alpine walls. Watch him solo High Plains Drifter 5.11+ in Squamish.