Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

The Kain Route on Bugaboo Spire is one of Canada’s most iconic alpine climbs. The route begins at the Bugaboo/Snowpatch Col and climbs mostly easy fifth-class up a ridge until the crux. A steep […]


Another Hard New Route in Squamish’s Paradise Valley

June 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Another Hard New Route in Squamish’s Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley has long been known for its excellent bouldering. Over the past few years, new development has been going on along the world-class walls tucked away. Two routes that have received attention are […]


New Big 5.12 at Washington Pass by Brit and Canadian Team

June 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Big 5.12 at Washington Pass by Brit and Canadian Team

This spring, Canadian Colin Moorhead and Squamish-based British sender Tom Wright established a new seven-pitch 5.12b up the golden granite on the M&M Wall. The route is called Golden Age and links crack systems […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

June 7th, 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 […]


Stu Smith Opens New Crag in Smithers B.C. with a 5.12

May 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Stu Smith Opens New Crag in Smithers B.C. with a 5.12

Stu Smith recently returned from the West Coast to his childhood home in Smithers, B.C. The area is known more for its skiing than climbing, but that didn’t stop Smith from exploring for potential […]


Waddington Range: One Month, New Ground and an Avalanche

May 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Waddington Range: One Month, New Ground and an Avalanche

Japanese climbers Noboru Kikuchi of Japan and Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani of Alberta spent the past month in the Waddington Range on Canada’s West Coast. They climbed the north face of Bravo via […]


Watch Four V11 Sends on Squamish Granite

May 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Four V11 Sends on Squamish Granite

Tom Peckitt has sent over this short edit of all the top V11s listed in the third edition of the Squamish Bouldering Guide. The problems are The Egg, Encore Une Fois, Agoraphobia and The Perfect Cave.