Rappel-Approach to Star Chek in Squamish is Closed

July 11th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The classic three-pitch route must now be accessed by a short hike


Aberdeen Columns are Splitter B.C. Basalt Crag Climbs

July 5th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

There are over 150 splitter crack routes up to 25 metres


The Titan Climbs Massive Squamish Roof at 5.13c

June 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on The Titan Climbs Massive Squamish Roof at 5.13c

First climbed in 2010 by Matt Maddaloni, no one has repeated it


Seven Awesome V7s in Squamish

June 12th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Seven Awesome V7s in Squamish

There are so many great V7s in Squamish. The most recent guidebook has 13 of them listed among the “Squamish Top 100 Problems.” The short list below includes four of the Top 100 and […]


CardiYak Rythem is 17-pitch B.C. 5.11 Slab Climb

June 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on CardiYak Rythem is 17-pitch B.C. 5.11 Slab Climb

If you like friction climbs, add this one to your list


Watch Climbers on 19-pitch The Goat 5.9 in B.C.

May 27th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Climbers on 19-pitch The Goat 5.9 in B.C.

Watch climbers on The Goat, a 19-pitch 5.9 in Marble Canyon, B.C., which has become a must-climb. Over the past few months, a number of other big rock climbs have been established in the […]


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

May 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Don’t Miss this Vid of Graham McGrenere Sending 5.14b

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 | 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 Sam Tucker Send Rusty Trombone 5.13d in Skaha

May 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Sam Tucker Send Rusty Trombone 5.13d in Skaha

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 […]