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 […]


Gord McArthur on His World’s First D16

August 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Gord McArthur on His World’s First D16

Gord McArthur is one of Canada’s top winter climbers, with ascents of hard drytool routes around the world. This summer, he made the first ascent of his monster 85-metre Storm Giant in southeastern B.C. […]


Alannah Yip Sends Her First 5.13d

August 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Alannah Yip Sends Her First 5.13d

Alannah Yip has been applying her indoor competition climbing skills to the great outdoors this summer and progressing quickly. This week, Yip sent Division Bell 5.13d at the Big Show wall north of Squamish. […]


Leaning Towers 1975 Big Wall Pulpit Project Climbed

August 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Leaning Towers 1975 Big Wall Pulpit Project Climbed

The dry summer in B.C. has been good for climbers with remote big wall plans, like Kevin Martin and Ian Dusome who just made an impressive first ascent in the Leaning Towers of the […]