Banff’s Cascade Falls, Rogan’s Gully and Urs Hole are Top Ice Routes

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Banff’s Cascade Falls, Rogan’s Gully and Urs Hole are Top Ice Routes

Only minutes from Banff and close to Canmore, Cascade Mountain has a number of classic ice climbs on its eastern, lower tier of Palliser limestone. The routes are easy to access, park at the first […]


Polar Circus is a Classic 700-metre WI5 in the Rockies

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Polar Circus is a Classic 700-metre WI5 in the Rockies

Polar Circus, on Cirrus Mountain in the Rockies, is one of the most famous ice routes in the world of ice climbing. The location, accessibility, length, grade and history have elevated the route to […]


Watch a Tribute to Ice Climbing Legend Guy Lacelle

October 23rd, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Tribute to Ice Climbing Legend Guy Lacelle

This film commemorates the life of Guy Lacelle, who was regarded as one of the world’s leading ice climbers. In 2009, at the age of 54, Lacelle was killed by an avalanche during a […]


Crazy! Ice Climber Rides Falling Pillar, Walks Away Unharmed

October 13th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Crazy! Ice Climber Rides Falling Pillar, Walks Away Unharmed

A few years ago, John Freeman was soloing a steep pillar of ice on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Transitioning from the pillar to the safer ice above, the pillar fractured and Freeman fell […]


Climbing in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

August 3rd, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles | Comments Off on Climbing in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Climbing will be in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The following was announced on Olympic.org: “The decision by the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro was the most comprehensive evolution of the Olympic programme […]


Words With Alberta Sender Sara Frangos

August 3rd, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Words With Alberta Sender Sara Frangos

Sara Frangos is one of Canada’s top young climbers and she recently sent her first 5.13d. We touched base with her this week. What have you been up to since winning Nationals this spring? The […]


Watch a Send of Quebec’s La Voie Lactee 5.12c

July 21st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Quebec’s La Voie Lactee 5.12c

La Voie Lactee is a classic 23-metre 5.12c on Le Dome in Quebec that was first climbed in the late 1980s. Spectacular granite climbing in eastern Canada, this area is highly recommended if you’re […]