Watch Film on University Wall FA in Squamish in 1965

October 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Film on University Wall FA in Squamish in 1965

In 1965, four university students, Glenn Woodsworth, Hamish Mutch, Tim Auger and Dan Tate, began cutting classes so that they could attempt a new route up the Squamish Chief. Each day, they would push […]


Vikki Weldon Sends Spirit of the West 5.14 in Squamish

October 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Vikki Weldon Sends Spirit of the West 5.14 in Squamish

Vikki Weldon has sent Spirit of the West 5.14a in Paradise Valley north of Squamish. Top Canadian climber Weldon wrote on Instagram, “Three years of obsession, progress, failure, doubt and hope all came to […]


Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll Repeats Findlay’s Tainted Love

October 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll Repeats Findlay’s Tainted Love

Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll is arguably one of the best multi-pitch trad climbers with hard new routes and repeats around the world. This summer, the Belgian climber was in Squamish and made the second ascent […]


Hans Montenegro Sends Lifetime Goal with Squamish V14

September 24th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Hans Montenegro Sends Lifetime Goal with Squamish V14

Squamish climber Hans Montenegro recently climbed North Ridge V14 on Canada’s West Coast, a longtime goal of his. “It is hard to believe that this moment arrived,” he said. “I was always working and […]


Wild Images of Crouching Tiger, Big New B.C. 5.12

August 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Wild Images of Crouching Tiger, Big New B.C. 5.12

Brette Harrington recently completed a 2016 project she began with Marc-Andre Leclerc on the Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. She teamed up with Caro North and Chris Kalman and invited top photographer Kieran Brownie […]


Watch Mike Doyle Send Pulse 5.14 in 1998

August 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Mike Doyle Send Pulse 5.14 in 1998

It was 20 years ago that Canadian Mike Doyle sent his first 5.14a with a send of Pulse near Squamish. Just this week, Doyle made the third ascent of Blue Jeans Direct 5.14a on […]


Big New Dude Wall Opened in B.C. Big Wall Belt

August 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Big New Dude Wall Opened in B.C. Big Wall Belt

B.C. has some big walls and many of them are so remote that it takes more than a weekend to find, climb and descent them. Drew Leiterman and Travis Foster have made the first […]