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 back in the roster and teamed up with local hero Paul McSorley and Jurga Prakapaite.

This year’s winner was Tara Kerzhner who was teamed up with Kinley Aitken and Paul Greenwood.

Look for photos from the fun two-day festival in the next issue of Gripped magazine and on our Instagram.

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Climb Base5 Buys Edge Climbing Centre in Vancouver


A press release from Climb Base5 has announced they are taking over operations and ownership of Edge Climbing Centre.

Climb Base5 owner Daniel Poggi is excited to announce he has reached an agreement with the longstanding Edge Climbing Centre to purchase the North Vancouver climbing facility.

The transition will take place Aug. 1. and there will be no interruption to operations during this transition and all climbing passes, courses, and bookings will remain in effect.

Climb Base5 is looking forward to enhancing both the experience and facility in the near term and more extensively in future. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through this transition to provide you with an exceptional service.

Since its inception over 25 years ago, The Edge Climbing Centre has been an example to the local climbing community and the world of how to fostering climbing excellence.

It has been responsible for the development of both youth and adult climbers who have gone on to be world class athletes and leaders in varying disciplines and areas of life.

It’s attracted visionary and talented staff who have sought to develop elite programming and highlight the sport on the world stage. This commitment to climbing is what inspired thousands of climbers of every age and ability to connect with this illustrious community.

“We at Climb Base 5 are inspired to participate in this long standing commitment to excellence and to help foster this community into its next era by sharing a culture of inclusivity, integrity, performance, teamwork and most importantly creative climbing and bouldering,” said Poggi.

“We are dedicated to continual growth and development of our product to provide the most authentic experience possible to its clients. We recognize the indoor climbing experience has evolved over the years and our goal is to keep in step with the needs of our community now and the foreseeable future.”



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