Miles Adamson Sends Top 25 Squamish Highballs

July 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Miles Adamson Sends Top 25 Squamish Highballs

Miles Adamson is the first climber to complete the 25 top Squamish highballs in Marc Bourdon’s third-edition of the guidebook Squamish Bouldering. Adamson’s final send on the list was The Snail V7 on July […]


Hard Sends on Big Show by Jared Nelson

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Hard Sends on Big Show by Jared Nelson

Jared Nelson put down two of the West Coast’s most classic 5.14s over the last month, both on the Big Show wall in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. First was Pulse, Canada’s first-ever 5.14a […]


Update: New Squamish Mamquam River Campground Open

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Update: New Squamish Mamquam River Campground Open

The new Mamquam River Campground is now open. It’s taken four years to transform this site from an abandoned industrial area to a rustic campground. Update July 13: The campground has been temporarily closed. […]


Watch a Send of Flight of the Challenger at Murrin

July 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Flight of the Challenger at Murrin

Flight of the Challenger is an all-time classic on the Pet Wall at Murrin Park. The steep 5.12c gear route climbs past cracks and splitter features to an upper groove. It can be divided […]


Watch First Ascent of 11-Pitch 5.12 on Chinese Puzzle Wall

June 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch First Ascent of 11-Pitch 5.12 on Chinese Puzzle Wall

Freeing the Chinese Puzzle Wall had been attempted in the past, but it took the team of Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc to piece a route together in 2016. They called their line Hidden […]


Five Squamish 5.11 Pitches You Should Climb

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Squamish 5.11 Pitches You Should Climb

Squamish is world-class for its long granite routes and hard bouldering so close to the road, but in between the short and the long are test-piece 5.11 cracks. Many climbers can’t line up and […]


Watch Luke Zimmerman Send Many-Move Squamish V12

June 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Luke Zimmerman Send Many-Move Squamish V12

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 30-move intricate roof problem found at Gibbs Cave in Squamish. Watch Luke Zimmerman piece it together below. He noted after on his Instagram, “So psyched to climb […]