Less Theft Result of Skaha Park Watch

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Less Theft Result of Skaha Park Watch

In the spring of 2016, Skaha Bluffs Park Watch Society began to patrol the parking area at the popular B.C. climbing crag. This past weekend, climbers and locals gathered to celebrate the success of […]


Graham McGrenere Sends Division Bell at Big Show

September 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Graham McGrenere Sends Division Bell at Big Show

We have been following Graham McGrenere and Kim House, @kimstagraham, for some time. It’s always great when they report about big sends. McGrenere has just sent Division Bell 5.13d on the Big Show north […]


Top Seven Sends by Alex Megos in Canada, from Firsts to Flashes

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Top Seven Sends by Alex Megos in Canada, from Firsts to Flashes

Alex Megos visited Canada for nearly a month-and-a-half in the summer of 2016. The trip was organized by Sonnie Trotter, who saw the potential of having one of the world’s strongest climbers visit. Megos […]


New Squamish Crag is Substation with Steep Sport Routes

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Squamish Crag is Substation with Steep Sport Routes

Toby Foord-Kelcey has published an online guide to a new bolted area north of Squamish called the Substation. The short crag has a steep and burly power-endurance routes. Development began in 2015 and by […]


Alex Megos Sends Dreamcatcher 5.14d for Fourth Ascent

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Alex Megos Sends Dreamcatcher 5.14d for Fourth Ascent

German sender Alex Megos has been in Canada for nearly a month and has made the fourth ascent of Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish. The first ascent was in 2005 after Chris Sharma and Sonnie […]


Squamish Sender Stu Smith Featured in Short Film

August 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Squamish Sender Stu Smith Featured in Short Film

Stu Smith has had a strong year in Squamish. With a number of first ascents of run-out X-rated 5.13s to his name, he is quickly proving that hard Squamish lines are anything but climbed […]


Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. Pieced Together in Hidden Dragon

August 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. Pieced Together in Hidden Dragon

Freeing the Chinese Puzzle Wall has been attempted in the past, but it took the team of Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc to piece a route together. Their new line is called Hidden Dragon […]