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 […]


New B.C. 5.10 Multi-pitch is Rob Richards Memorial Route

August 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New B.C. 5.10 Multi-pitch is Rob Richards Memorial Route

Evan Guilbault and Zoe Manson have established a new 600-metre 5.10 in remembrance of Rob Richards, a climber and mentor on the West Coast. Guilbault said that Richards once spoke about a tall and […]


Watch John Price’s Squamish Exposed Slideshow

August 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch John Price’s Squamish Exposed Slideshow

The Arc’teryx Climbing Academy took place last week on Canada’s West Coast where a number of top photographers took place in the Squamish Exposed photo competition. John Price, winner of the 2017 event, was […]


Babsi Zangerl is First Female to Send The Path 5.14R

July 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Babsi Zangerl is First Female to Send The Path 5.14R

Austrian Barbara “Babsi” Zangerl has made the first female ascent of The Path 5.14R at Back of the Lake in the Canadian Rockies. A few days before Zangerl, her partner Jacopo Larcher climbed it, […]


New Rogue Tower Climbs Splitters in Coast Mountain Alpine

July 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Rogue Tower Climbs Splitters in Coast Mountain Alpine

Zoe Manson and Evan Guilbault have made the first ascent of a remote granite route far north in the Coast Mountains on Canada’s west coast. Their new 300-metre route follows splitter cracks and is […]


New Seven-Pitch 5.12d in Squamish is La Princess

July 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Seven-Pitch 5.12d in Squamish is La Princess

Jason Green has reported about another new climb on New Delhi Cliff in Squamish called La Princess. Pleased to announce the completion of the arete project. Tristan aka #frenchguides and I climbed “la Princess […]


Bridge River Buttress is New 15-Pitch 5.7 Near Lillooet, B.C.

June 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Bridge River Buttress is New 15-Pitch 5.7 Near Lillooet, B.C.

Bridge River Buttress is a new big granite alpine-ish rock climb above the Terzaghi Dam and Seton Lake outside of Lillooet, B.C. Bridge River is a 120-kilometre long river that flows south-east from the […]


New Squamish Crag Dedicated to Marc-Andre Leclerc

June 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Squamish Crag Dedicated to Marc-Andre Leclerc

A new online topo has been published by Chris Small, who has been busy working with other to clean and climb a new crag called Marc-Andre’s Wall. The wall is found in Murrin Park […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

June 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]


Squamish Climber Montenegro Joins V14 Club

May 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Squamish Climber Montenegro Joins V14 Club

Squamish-based Hans Christian Montenegro has climbed North Ridge in Gibbs Cave of the Apron Boulders in Squamish, his first V14. On Facebook, he said, “A dream came true! When I started climbing more or […]