Development at Murrin Park Sees New Moderates

May 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

There has been some new development going on at Murrin Park in Squamish that includes one new sport route and a new crag that should be open soon. Chris Small has been busy cleaning […]


New Paradise Valley Online Guide for Squamish

May 11th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

For the past few years, a handful of climbers have been quietly developing new routes in Paradise Valley near Squamish. A new topo for the area is now online for free thanks to Quickdraw […]


Experience Diedre in Squamish With Accurate Sound

May 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Experience Diedre in Squamish With Accurate Sound

Squamish has a number of classic long 5.8 multi-pitch climbs, but few are climbed as often as Diedre. Dierde is climbed so often that you have to line-up starting before sunrise on weekends to […]


Watch Hazel on Her Tainted Love 5.13d Trad in Squamish

May 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Hazel on Her Tainted Love 5.13d Trad in Squamish

Hazel Findlay is known for her rad trad ability, whether she’s freeing El Cap or climbing crumbly sea-cliffs with sparse protection. For years, videos of her sends have inspired countless climbers and now we […]


Story of Mega Route on Wild Split Mountain in B.C.

April 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Story of Mega Route on Wild Split Mountain in B.C.

The following story was written by Grant Stewart about his first ascent of Split Mountain in B.C. Two and a half years ago, I received a message from my friend Tim Russell with a […]


The Story of University Wall in Squamish

April 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on The Story of University Wall in Squamish

University Wall on The Chief is one of Canada’s most iconic routes and the first ascent is a great story. This story is by Ivan Hughes. Tim Auger quickly glanced over his shoulder. The […]


Watch First Ascent of Massive Canadian Big Wall

March 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch First Ascent of Massive Canadian Big Wall

In the summer of 2017, Drew Leiterman and Travis Foster spent time in the Daniels River valley outside of Powell River, B.C. and made the first ascent of the massive Red Alert Wall. The […]