Wasabi is New Steep WI5+ Ice Route in Rockies

February 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Wasabi is New Steep WI5+ Ice Route in Rockies

Wasabi is a new 150-metre WI5+ above Shadow Lake in the Rockies with a bit of history behind it. In 2011, Jiro Kurihara, Mike and Pat Lalonde climbed 100 metres of a not fully […]


Watch First Ascent of Big Psycho Killer in Newfoundland

February 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch First Ascent of Big Psycho Killer in Newfoundland

Anna Pfaff and Will Mayo have established another monster new route in Newfoundland. This big 200-metre line clocks in at WI7+ M9 and is being called Psycho Killer. The route climbs up ice to […]


Another New B.C. Mixed Route is Blob Blob Blob

February 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Another New B.C. Mixed Route is Blob Blob Blob

Raphael Slawinski and Sarah Hueniken established a new mixed route near Field, B.C. last week. The mixed-protection mixed-rock-and-ice line climbs up right of Twisted WI5 and left of the new Nasty Habit M6 WI5. […]


Big Wave Wall in Newfoundland Gets Big Mixed Route

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Big Wave Wall in Newfoundland Gets Big Mixed Route

Calgary-based climbers Michelle Kadatz and Jon Walsh have been on Canada’s East Coast experiencing Newfoundland’s big ice for the first time. They got right to work and have established at least one big line. […]


Monster New Newfoundland Ice Route is Dreamline WI6+

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Monster New Newfoundland Ice Route is Dreamline WI6+

Will Mayo, Anna Pfaff and Joe Terravecchia have made the first ascent of a spray ice line right of the big waterfall in Newfoundland known as Pissing Mare Falls. The 400-metre route forms with […]


Scottish Crusher Greg Boswell Featured in Short Film

February 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Scottish Crusher Greg Boswell Featured in Short Film

Greg Boswell is one of the strongest U.K. mixed and ice climbers who has sent a number of test-piece routes in Canada. Watch this short profile on Boswell filmed this winter.


Top Climbers Head to Newfoundland for Ice

February 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Top Climbers Head to Newfoundland for Ice

Ice climbing season is creeping into it’s fifth month in some part of Canada, which means climbers are in top winter climbing shape. This week, Jon Walsh, Michelle Kadatz, Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff […]