Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

Hazel Findlay is no stranger to Squamish with many hard first ascents and sends over the years. The strong British climber just made the first free ascent of Tainted Love aka Northern Soul 5.13dR. […]


New 2017 Alpine Routes on King’s Peak on Island

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 2017 Alpine Routes on King’s Peak on Island

Over the past week, the south face of King’s Peak on Vancouver Island got two new routes. For a great introduction on Island climbing visit here. Ryan Van Horne and Hunter Lee recently climbed […]


Andy White Sends New Kelowna V13

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Andy White Sends New Kelowna V13

Andy White is arguably one of Interior B.C.’s most active boulderers, always working new projects and promoting the hard problems in the area. He recently made the first ascent of Slipperier When Wet V13 […]


New Granite Big Wall Climbed Near Terrace in B.C.

July 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Granite Big Wall Climbed Near Terrace in B.C.

Deep in the B.C. mountains near Terrace is a sharp looking wall on Split Mountain. Fuzzy images of it have circulated on the internet for years, but no one reported climbing the fine looking […]


New Big Alpine Route on Mount Proteus in Selkirks

July 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Big Alpine Route on Mount Proteus in Selkirks

Alex Geary and Madeleine Martin-Preney climbed a new 500-metre route on the south face of Mount Proteus in the Selkirks they dubbed The B-Team, which goes at TD- 5.10a on July 19. To approach, […]


Recent Alpine Accidents Reminders to Climb Safe

July 24th, 2017 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Recent Alpine Accidents Reminders to Climb Safe

There have been a number of climbing accidents in Western Canada’s mountains over the past few weeks, so be sure to go over your systems and have proper knowledge of terrain before heading out. […]


Massive New Big Wall Climbed in Powell River

July 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Massive New Big Wall Climbed in Powell River

Over the month of July we (Drew Leiterman and Travis Foster) were in the Daniels River valley outside of Powell River, B.C. with the objective put up the first ascent of Red Alert Wall: […]