Inspiring Words from Rockies Mountain Man

December 19th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Inspiring Words from Rockies Mountain Man

The Wise Man is the emotive story of Eddie Hunter’s personal connection with Banff National Park and Mount Norquay, a mountain he has called home his entire life. Born in 1926, the same year […]


Tim Emmett and Jamie Finlayson’s New WI6 M10 on West Coast

December 17th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

In 2013, Jamie Finlayson spent his first days mixed climbing with Tim Emmett. The two made the first ascent of 100% Proof next to Brandywine Falls on the West Coast. They rappelled in and […]


Watch Top Climbers Hang Epic Christmas Lights

December 14th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Top Climbers Hang Epic Christmas Lights

Jesse Huey and friends take to the heights to hang Christmas lights in this great short film. “It’s visionary. It’s truly on the edge of what we could call climbing,” says Jesse Huey. “You can […]


Shannon Falls is Classic Squamish Ice Climb

December 9th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Shannon Falls is Classic Squamish Ice Climb

The popular Shannon Falls in Squamish rarely freezes, but when it does it clocks in at WI2+ for 400 metres. The roadside tourist stop freezes during coastal cold snaps, such as the one the […]


Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

December 9th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most classic ice climbs in Canada. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive from Quebec City and an easy five-minute approach. There are a […]


Northern Ontatio’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Northern Ontatio’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

Reflection Wall is the classic WI5 testpiece of Northern Ontario. A steep and yellow 50-metre wall of ice that forms on a solid wall of basalt. Close to Highway 11, Reflection Wall is one of the […]


The Professor Falls is a Must-Climb Rockies Ice Moderate

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The Professor Falls is a Must-Climb Rockies Ice Moderate

Professor Falls is a Canadian classic. The name comes from Professor Eckhard Grassman, one of the first ascensionists, who took a fall on the route in 1974. This route forms early and usually lasts until March […]