New Starvation Crag Near Squamish Has Sweet 5.13c

September 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Starvation Crag Near Squamish Has Sweet 5.13c

The new Starvation Crag is just north of Squamish near Starvation Lake and past the parking area for Cheakamus. David Echeverri has uploaded new route information onto 27crags.com that highlights the area’s must climb […]


Watch Jonathan Siegrist Send Spirit of the West 5.14a in Squamish

September 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Jonathan Siegrist Send Spirit of the West 5.14a in Squamish

Watch this short film by Tom Wright of Jonathan Siegrist making the third and first one-day ascent of Spirit of the West 5.14a in Paradise Valley in Squamish. Wright made the first ascent of […]


Watch Nic Vissers Send Zombie Roof 5.13a in Squamish

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Nic Vissers Send Zombie Roof 5.13a in Squamish

Watch Nic Vissers send Zombie Roof 5.13a at the Smoke Buffs in Squamish. It took Vissers eight sessions over three weeks this summer.


Watch a 5.11 Send at Lakit Lake, a Great Autumn Crag in B.C.

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a 5.11 Send at Lakit Lake, a Great Autumn Crag in B.C.

Lakit Lake is near Cranbrook, B.C. and offers lots of steep pumpy climbing. There are routes from 5.7 to 5.14 and the rock offers slopers, jugs, crimps and rolling bulges. Watch the crux section […]


New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

Jasmin Caton and Cam Shute have climbed a new route on Mount Gimli in B.C. called Dark and Stormy 5.11a. The new Valhalla range route is five pitches and climbs up the south face […]


New 5.12 in Squamish Climbs Featured Granite

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 5.12 in Squamish Climbs Featured Granite

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 | Comments Off on New Four-Pitch 5.10 in B.C.’s Fraser Valley

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 […]