New Rockies Ice Line is Big Game Hunter WI5+

October 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Rockies Ice Line is Big Game Hunter WI5+

A number of ice routes in the Ghost are in, including the newly climbed 120-metre Big Game Hunter WI5+. Chris Meginbir, Steven Kovalenko and Maurice Perreault approached for over two hours and gained nearly […]


Luka Lindic and Ines Papert Climb Often-Tried Kokshall-too Alpine

October 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Luka Lindic and Ines Papert Climb Often-Tried Kokshall-too Alpine

Slovenian Luka Lindic and German Ines Papert made the first ascent of the 1,200-metre couloir on the southeast aspect of Kyzyl Asker, a 5,842-metre peak in Western Kokshaal-too. The route was first spotted in […]


Nova Scotia Second Edition Ice Guidebook Online for Free

October 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Nova Scotia Second Edition Ice Guidebook Online for Free

East Coast climber Roger Fage has put his Nova Scotia ice climbing guidebook online. Nova Scotia has dozens of high-quality routes, some that forms above the Atlantic Ocean and other more inland. The following […]


Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

Whether you are mixed or waterfall climbing, good technique and planning will lead to a higher chance of success and more fun.





Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

It’s nearly ice/mixed climbing season and in some parts of Canada the cold temperatures are already freezing things up. Keep in mind the objective hazards of ice/mixed climbing are different than rock. Avalanche slopes, […]


Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]


Watch Sarah Hueniken Climb Big and Steep Ice in Rockies

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Sarah Hueniken Climb Big and Steep Ice in Rockies

Sarah Hueniken is based in the Canadian Rockies and is one of Canada’s leading climbers. In this short film by Canmore-based videographer Craig Hall, Hueniken opens up about more than just climbing. In this […]