Don’t Miss this Vid of Graham McGrenere Sending 5.14b

May 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Graham McGrenere is based on Canada’s west coast and has just climbed his third 5.14b with a send of A Stressful Day At The Office (ASDATO). The video includes shop talk, whippers and other […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

May 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

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 Sam Tucker Send Rusty Trombone 5.13d in Skaha

May 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Watch Calgary climber Sam Tucker on Rusty Trombone 13d in Skaha in this short video by Canmore-based Dester Bateman. “Didn’t get the send shot from above but got it on the side shot,” Bateman […]


Stu Smith Sends New Two-Pitch 5.13+ in Squamish

May 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Stu Smith Sends New Two-Pitch 5.13+ in Squamish

Stu Smith is at it again with another hard new route, this time at a small outcrop on the western edge of the Sea to Sky Highway heading north from Squamish to Whistler. Smith […]


10 Easy Spring Multi-Pitch Climbs Across Canada

May 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on 10 Easy Spring Multi-Pitch Climbs Across Canada

Pack your bags and head out for a great Canadian rock adventure this season


Read Between the Lines is New Multi-Pitch 5.8 in Squamish

April 30th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Read Between the Lines is New Multi-Pitch 5.8 in Squamish

Route development in Squamish continues to move forward thanks to the hard work of a few dedicated climbers. Read Between the Lines is a new four-pitch 5.8 on the Apron in Squamish with an […]


Watch Stu Smith Send New Squamish 5.12: Babe’s Crack

April 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Stu Smith Send New Squamish 5.12: Babe’s Crack

Babe’s Crack is a fine line at the top right side of the Apron in Squamish, just below the Pan Wall. It was first tried about 10 years ago by Tony McLane and Nick […]


Spring Tips to Not Die or Get Tick Bites

March 25th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in East, News, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Spring Tips to Not Die or Get Tick Bites

Spring means rock climbing season in Canada and there’s already been climbers out in Squamish, the Bow Valley, the Niagara Escarpment, at crags in Quebec and on the east coast. It’s that time of […]


Watch Sonnie Trotter Skip Bolts on Presto in Squamish

March 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Sonnie Trotter Skip Bolts on Presto in Squamish

In the climbing film Monkey See, Monkey Do from Hot Aches Production, Sonnie Trotter climbs Presto 5.13a in Squamish and skipped the bolts to place trad gear. Enjoy Cory Richards funny belay warm-ups. Presto […]


Five Must-Climb Squamish V4 Boulder Problems

March 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Must-Climb Squamish V4 Boulder Problems

The 2019 bouldering season has started in Squamish with warm temperatures and dry rock being a welcome change to the cold and wet weather of late winter. While there are over 200 V4 problems […]