Story of Mega Route on Wild Split Mountain in B.C.

April 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Story of Mega Route on Wild Split Mountain in B.C.

The following story was written by Grant Stewart about his first ascent of Split Mountain in B.C. Two and a half years ago, I received a message from my friend Tim Russell with a […]


The Story of University Wall in Squamish

April 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on The Story of University Wall in Squamish

University Wall on The Chief is one of Canada’s most iconic routes and the first ascent is a great story. This story is by Ivan Hughes. Tim Auger quickly glanced over his shoulder. The […]


Watch First Ascent of Massive Canadian Big Wall

March 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch First Ascent of Massive Canadian Big Wall

In the summer of 2017, Drew Leiterman and Travis Foster spent time in the Daniels River valley outside of Powell River, B.C. and made the first ascent of the massive Red Alert Wall. The […]


Moderate New B.C. Alpine Line is Threading the Needle

March 23rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Moderate New B.C. Alpine Line is Threading the Needle

It’s been a snowy and cold year on Canada’s West Coast with unclimbed ice forming on many faces. On Elkhorn Mountain, Chris Jensen, Ryan Van Horne and Hunter Lee climbed a new route up […]


Watch Crazy Downward Dyno on New Squamish 5.13R

March 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Crazy Downward Dyno on New Squamish 5.13R

Stu Smith is one of the most consistent hard-climb new routers in Canada and his newest route, a variation, includes a downward traversing dyno. For the past few years he’s been adding extensions and […]


Flying Circus in Squamish is a Fun 5.10 Crack

March 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Flying Circus in Squamish is a Fun 5.10 Crack

Flying Circus is a 5.10 crack climb at the Smoke Bluffs at the Neat and Cool Wall in Squamish. It’s long been considered one of the top climbs of the grade at the Bluffs. […]


Dom Domic is a Canadian Surfing Legend

March 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Dom Domic is a Canadian Surfing Legend

Dom Domic is the president of the Canadian Surfing Association and he was a leading force in developing the competitive side of the B.C. surf scene since 1988’s WestBeach Surf Jam, the original West […]