Watch Stu Smith Send New Squamish 5.12: Babe’s Crack

April 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Stu Smith Send New Squamish 5.12: Babe’s Crack

Babe’s Crack is a fine line at the top right side of the Apron in Squamish, just below the Pan Wall. It was first tried about 10 years ago by Tony McLane and Nick […]


Spring Tips to Not Die or Get Tick Bites

March 25th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in East, News, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Spring Tips to Not Die or Get Tick Bites

Spring means rock climbing season in Canada and there’s already been climbers out in Squamish, the Bow Valley, the Niagara Escarpment, at crags in Quebec and on the east coast. It’s that time of […]


Watch Sonnie Trotter Skip Bolts on Presto in Squamish

March 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Sonnie Trotter Skip Bolts on Presto in Squamish

In the climbing film Monkey See, Monkey Do from Hot Aches Production, Sonnie Trotter climbs Presto 5.13a in Squamish and skipped the bolts to place trad gear. Enjoy Cory Richards funny belay warm-ups. Presto […]


Five Must-Climb Squamish V4 Boulder Problems

March 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Must-Climb Squamish V4 Boulder Problems

The 2019 bouldering season has started in Squamish with warm temperatures and dry rock being a welcome change to the cold and wet weather of late winter. While there are over 200 V4 problems […]


First Ascent of Della Falls, the Highest Waterfall in Canada

March 7th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on First Ascent of Della Falls, the Highest Waterfall in Canada

Top ice climber Will Gadd, West Coast local Chris Jensen and photographer Peter Hoang have made the first ascent of Della Falls in Strathcona Park on Vancouver Island. Della Falls is considered the highest […]


Watch Bird’s Eye View of Calculus Crack 5.8 in Squamish

February 27th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Bird’s Eye View of Calculus Crack 5.8 in Squamish

Watch bird’s eye view of climbers on the five-pitch Calculus Crack 5.8 on the Apron in Squamish. The first ascent was back in 1966 by Fred Beckey and D. Beckstead and variation first pitches […]


New 250-metre M5 WI6 Mixed in North Walls of Cold Squamish

February 27th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 250-metre M5 WI6 Mixed in North Walls of Cold Squamish

Paul McSorley and Joshua Lavigne have climbed an esthetic new mixed route in the North Walls on The Chief in Squamish. The 250-metre M5 WI6 mixed route climbs a long treed ramp to the […]


Watch V10 Sends in Gibb’s Cave in Squamish

February 26th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch V10 Sends in Gibb’s Cave in Squamish

West coast climber Hans Montenegro has made a short video showing the beta for some problems at Gibb’s Cave in Squamish. The problems included are Black Hole Right V11, Black Hole Left V10, North […]


Demon Falls is New 120-Metre WI5+ in B.C.

February 9th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Demon Falls is New 120-Metre WI5+ in B.C.

Danny O’Farrell and Steve Janes have established a new long ice route in Bridge River, B.C., which is surely one of the best looking new ice routes so far in 2019. “The unclimbed Splashdown […]


Saturday Sends: Exasperator 5.10 in Squamish

January 26th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Saturday Sends: Exasperator 5.10 in Squamish

Crosby Johnston talks about one of his favourite Squamish routes, the popular Exasperator 5.10c. It climbs two pitches up a splitter crack at the base of the Grand Wall for 45 metres. It was […]