Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Attempt Dreamcatcher Between Rain

October 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

West Coast coach and climber Christian Core captured Stefano Ghisolfi attempting Dreamcatcher 5.14d. Watch below by clicking on the clip. Stefano Ghisolfi tries Dreamcatcher between the rain and the sun. @steghiso A post shared […]


David Baar is 54 and Sends Lee Harvey Oz Wall 5.13+ in Strathcona

September 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on David Baar is 54 and Sends Lee Harvey Oz Wall 5.13+ in Strathcona

On Sept. 16, David Baar redpointed the route Lee Harvey Oz Wall at Crest Creek Crags in Strathcona Park, B.C. after many attempts this season. “Current opinion is that route is about 5.13c/d and […]


Watch Mason Earle’s Send of Cobra Crack 5.14

September 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Mason Earle’s Send of Cobra Crack 5.14

Cobra Crack is the de facto kingline of North American trad climbing. A stunning wall of overhanging granite split by a singular seam, barely wide enough to get your fingers into; it’s a crack […]


Stu Smith Sends New Squamish 5.13+R on Malamute

September 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Stu Smith Sends New Squamish 5.13+R on Malamute

Stu Smith has completed his summer project on the Malamute in Squamish after taking countless big whippers on tiny gear. He named it E.M.U.B.I.G.S (everyone’s moving up but I’m going sideways) and graded it […]


Ben Harnden Sends V14 for Squamish Trifecta

September 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Ben Harnden Sends V14 for Squamish Trifecta

Watch Squamish-based Ben “Butters” Harnden makes the third ascent of The North Ridge V14 in Gibb’s Cave on the West Coast in this short clip by photographer Thomas Burden. With his V14 climb in […]


Yannick Neufeld-Cumming Sends Horne 5.14

September 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Yannick Neufeld-Cumming Sends Horne 5.14

Yannick Neufeld-Cumming sent his fourth 5.14a this week with a tick of Northern Man at Horne Lake on Vancouver Island. Thrilled to have sent Northern Man (5.14a) at Horne Lake today despite the scorching […]


New Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain in B.C.

August 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain in B.C.

Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn made the first ascent of Game of Thrones up the southwest face of Monarch Mountain in the Coast Mountains between Aug. 4 and 6. The 1,250-metre route was climbed […]