The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]


Watch a Send of Squamish Boulder All That You Love

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Squamish Boulder All That You Love

Stu Smith brings us another short film about sending a route in Squamish. This time it’s on All That You Love at the UFO boulders, a problem first climbed by Jack Fieldhouse a few years […]


Alex Ratson Goes Aid Climbing on Vancouver Island

April 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Alex Ratson Goes Aid Climbing on Vancouver Island

Alex Ratson takes a big rack to Crest Creek on Vancouver Island. “Not many places you can go crag hard aid around, especially these days,” Ratson wrote. Follow Ratson on Instagram here.


Julia Bobak Sends First 5.13b

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Julia Bobak Sends First 5.13b

West Coast climber Julia Bobak has send her first 5.13b after clipping the chains on Ahead by a Century at Horne Lake. After her send, she wrote on Sendage.com, “Kind of a unique style […]


New 5.12 at Halfway House in Cheakamus North of Squamish

April 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 5.12 at Halfway House in Cheakamus North of Squamish

Toby Foord-Kelcey has made the first ascent of Waldorf Salad 5.12d at Halfway House in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. After his send, he wrote on Sendage.com, “This thing took a lot of work […]


Watch a Send of a West Coast Roof Crack

April 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Send of a West Coast Roof Crack

Watch Stu Smith make an ascent of Whistler 500, a stunning 5.12b roof crack near Whistler. The steep route is 10 kilometres south of Whistler Village on the west side of the highway. Will […]


New West Coast 5.13 Roof Crack is Commence the Hate

April 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New West Coast 5.13 Roof Crack is Commence the Hate

Squamish-based Stu Smith has established Commence the Hate, a new 5.13a roof crack he compared to Zombie Roof 5.12. The hard new route is found at Hunter Creek, which is a popular area for bouldering. […]