Big Bouldering Days for Aarden and Ruana

December 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Big Bouldering Days for Aarden and Ruana

As we head into mid-December, it seems rock climbing temperatures can be found in many places around North America. On Vancouver Island, Marcel Aarden had a big weekend of sends. In the Duncan Boulders, […]


Watch Hans Montenegro on Squamish V13s

December 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Hans Montenegro on Squamish V13s

Hans Montenegro has been climbing hard boulders on Canada’s West Coast over the past few years. Watch him on two classic V13s below. Born in Colombia, he started climbing in 1996 in Belgium and […]


Five Canadian Ice Climbing Resources

November 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Canadian Ice Climbing Resources

Climbers have been heading up frozen waterfalls in Canada for decades and a lot has changed. From the equipment and protection to where climbers find information on climbs and safety. Many experienced ice climbers […]


Watch Sonnie Trotter on New Skaha Project

October 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Sonnie Trotter on New Skaha Project

Sonnie Trotter recently spent a few days in Skaha where he bolted a new hard project. Trotter established Skaha’s most difficult trad route called Family man 5.14 a few years ago. It’s only been […]


Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Attempt Dreamcatcher Between Rain

October 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Attempt Dreamcatcher Between Rain

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 […]