Southern Ontario Ice Festival Gives Back to Community

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Southern Ontario Ice Festival Gives Back to Community

Ice climbers tend to be hermits in the winter seeking out isolated climbs separated by long distances. The Southern Ontario Ice Fest galvanizes Ontario’s ice climbing community while giving back to the TROUT – […]


Two Big New Ice Routes Near Peyto Lake in Rockies

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Two Big New Ice Routes Near Peyto Lake in Rockies

Maarten van Haeren and Sebastian Taborszky have established three new routes near Caldron Lake, southwest of Peyto Lake. Caldron Lake sits at about 2,400 metres on the Icefields Parkway north of Lake Louise. “Definitely […]


New Scarpa Phantom Tech Boots Are Made for Canada

November 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Scarpa Phantom Tech Boots Are Made for Canada

Part of the completely redesigned Phantom series, the Scarpa Phantom Tech represents the next generation of mountain footwear. It’s the lightest, warmest and stiffest mountain boot in it’s class integrating revolutionary technologies like Scarpa’s […]


Where to Check Canadian Ice and Avalanche Conditions

November 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Where to Check Canadian Ice and Avalanche Conditions

Ice is forming all over Canada and it won’t be long until everyone who loves playing outside in the cold will have their chance. Below is a list of places to check ice and […]


New Rockies Ice Route and Slow Start to Season

November 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Rockies Ice Route and Slow Start to Season

After an early freeze down to the valley in the Canadian Rockies, the warmer temps have ice climbers searching high and low. Many popular routes had started to form, including Murchison Falls, Cascade Falls […]


Watch Jeff Mercier Climb Steep Winter Mixed in Switzerland

November 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Jeff Mercier Climb Steep Winter Mixed in Switzerland

Watch strong Chamonix search and rescue technician Jeff Mercier link three classic mixed routes in a single day. The big lines are in Kandersteg, Switzerland. Mercier visited the Canadian Rockies a few seasons ago […]


New Wind River Range Mixed Line by Will Mayo and Whit Margo

November 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Wind River Range Mixed Line by Will Mayo and Whit Margo

Will Mayo and Whit Margo spent three days in the Wind River Range in Wyoming. They climbed a big new route called El Presidente WI5 5.10 500m on their second day. On their first […]