Gripped - - FEATURE - Mike Doyle, cur­rently based in the U.S., has been one of Canada’s top rock climbers for two decades. He was Will Stan­hope’s coach in Van­cou­ver.

Be Re­al­is­tic If you go to Yosemite think­ing you’ll do Winds of Change, a 20-pitch A5, you’ll be dis­ap­pointed. Start on a few shorter routes and work your way up. And if you’re won­der­ing how hard Yosemite 5.11 is, it’s re­ally hard.

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