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 […]


Dan Beland Puts Down Captain America 5.14b

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Dan Beland Puts Down Captain America 5.14b

Dan Beland has reached the top of another Big Show route in Chek with his anchor clip of Captain America 5.14b. Beland, who has now climbed 14 5.14as, four 5.14bs and three 5.14c noted […]


New 27-Pitch B.C. Big Wall is Sacred Stone

August 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 27-Pitch B.C. Big Wall is Sacred Stone

Evan Guilbault and Colin Landeck recently returned from “the adventure of our lives,” as Guilbault puts it. After nearly two weeks in the backcountry of B.C., they made the first ascent of one of […]


See Stu Smith’s Over-the-Water Squamish Route

August 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on See Stu Smith’s Over-the-Water Squamish Route

Stu Smith continues his new routing in 2017 with his first ascent of Pool of Death near the power plant next to Fern Hill. One of the dang coolest perches in all the land…. […]