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 […]


Jamie Finlayson Sends V13 in Chilly Squamish Temps

December 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Jamie Finlayson Sends V13 in Chilly Squamish Temps

Jamie Finlayson is one of the West Coast’s most determined boulderers. On Dec. 9, he put down the I Shot the Sheriff V13 at the North Wall Boulders. The problem was first climbed by […]


Shannon Falls is Classic Squamish Ice Climb

December 9th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Shannon Falls is Classic Squamish Ice Climb

The popular Shannon Falls in Squamish rarely freezes, but when it does it clocks in at WI2+ for 400 metres. The roadside tourist stop freezes during coastal cold snaps, such as the one the […]