Angelika Rainer Sends French Connection D15 in Italy

March 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

South Tyrol climber Angelika Rainer sent French Connection D15- at Tomorrow’s World in the Dolomites a few weeks ago. With no ice from start to finish, the 40-metre route is considered one of the […]


New Rockies Mixed Route is Fat Tug M7+

March 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Rockies Mixed Route is Fat Tug M7+

Quentin Roberts has reported about his new mixed route in Field, B.C. on Mount Stephen. The new route is one of three to be added to the wall right of Twisted WI5. First was […]


Ontarian Nathan Kutcher Establishes Alaska M13

March 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ontarian Nathan Kutcher Establishes Alaska M13

Ontario-based Nathan Kutcher has established the most difficult single-pitch bolted drytool route in Alaska. He called his new M13-, which climbs a steep wall in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, Contra. Kutcher has been touring […]


Watch Film of First Ice Climb up Squamish Chief

March 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Film of First Ice Climb up Squamish Chief

Earlier this winter, Jia Condon, Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson made the first ascent of Ultimate Ultimate Everything. Their winter variation to the popular 5.10 summer route Ultimate Everything was climbed a […]


Interview with Grant Statham on Ice Climbing and Avalanche Awareness

March 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Interview with Grant Statham on Ice Climbing and Avalanche Awareness

Grant Statham is based in Canmore and has been ice climbing for 30 years. For most of that time, Statham has worked as an IFMGA mountain guide and a leading avalanche forecaster doing a […]


Funemployed is New Two-Pitch Northern Ontario Mixed Route

March 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Funemployed is New Two-Pitch Northern Ontario Mixed Route

Dave Rone and Aric Fishman established a new two-pitch mixed route on the imposing School House Wall in the Ice Palace Area of Orient Bay, north of Nipigon and Lake Superior. The pair completed […]


New Weeping Wall WI5 is Lynx and List of Area Climbs

March 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Weeping Wall WI5 is Lynx and List of Area Climbs

The Weeping Wall Area is on the Icefields Parkway north of Banff on Cirrus Mountain and faces southwest. The first ascent of the Lower Weeping Wall was by Rob Wood and Bugs McKeith in […]