Watch Ueli Steck on Les Drus North Couloir Direct

March 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ueli Steck on Les Drus North Couloir Direct

Last winter, Ueli Steck, Mathieu Maynadier and Jérôme Para climbed North Couloir Direct VI Al6+ M8 800 m on Les Drus. Here is footage by Bertrand Delapierre and Guillaume Broust who captured the ascent […]


Big New Mixed Routes at Quebec’s Lac du Cap

March 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Routes | Comments Off on Big New Mixed Routes at Quebec’s Lac du Cap

Quebec has been the scene of a number of big new ice and mixed routes this year. Serge Alexandre Demers Giroux has reported about six new routes he climbed with Louis-Philippe Ménard at Quebec’s Lac […]


Watch Clips From Will Mayo’s New Epic Newfoundland Mixed Route

March 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Video | Comments Off on Watch Clips From Will Mayo’s New Epic Newfoundland Mixed Route

Will Mayo and partners recently established one of the most impressive new routes of the year in Canada. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is mega new mixed route in Newfoundland. Mayo has […]


New Ice and Rare Routes Climbed in Northern Ontario

March 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Routes | Comments Off on New Ice and Rare Routes Climbed in Northern Ontario

A number of new routes have been climbed around Nipigon on Lake Superior. The new routing began in January with the first ascent of Alloy Boy WI4+ 30m in Kama Bay by Eric Landmann […]


15 Canadian Climbers to Follow on Instagram

March 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Ice, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on 15 Canadian Climbers to Follow on Instagram

Instagram has become one of the most-used social medias by climbers. This list is composed of leading climbers who use their Instagram accounts for climbing specific photos. There are a number of other top […]


Mega New Mixed Route in Newfoundland is WI7+ M12

March 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News | Comments Off on Mega New Mixed Route in Newfoundland is WI7+ M12

Will Mayo and partners have established one of Canada’s most difficult traditional winter mixed routes. Last year, Mayo established Apocalypse Now WI7 M9, which he sent with Anna Pfaff. This year, he established and […]


Climbers Find Big New Ice and Mixed Routes in Remote Quebec

March 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, Mountain, News, Routes | 1 Comment »

Five climbers recently spent over a week in a remote area of Quebec and climbed a number of new ice and mixed routes. By Maarten van Haeren We (Jean-Philippe Belanger, Jas Fauteux, Charles Roberge, […]