New Chossy Maritime Mixed Route by Fisher and Toron

December 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Chossy Maritime Mixed Route by Fisher and Toron

Max Fisher and Lucas Toron have climbed a new chossy mixed route on the East Coast. Their new route is Fleur de Lis Tatoo’s, a WI3 M5R/X that climbs 35 metres of rotten rock […]


Canadian David Bouffard is North American Speed Champ

December 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadian David Bouffard is North American Speed Champ

David Bouffard is the North American Speed Climbing Champion from last weekend’s Durango Ice Climbing World Championships. He finished fourth overall behind Russian Nikolai Kuzovlev in first, Valentyn Sypavin of Ukraine and Nikolay Shved […]


Rockies Climbers Explore Down Athabasca Glacier

December 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Rockies Climbers Explore Down Athabasca Glacier

Last week, a number of Rockies climbers explored down into the Athabasca Glacier. Will Gadd was joined by Sarah Hueniken, Raf Andronowski, John Price and a number of researchers on a rappel into the […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Climbs New Hard West Coast Mixed

December 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Climbs New Hard West Coast Mixed

Canada’s West Coast has had a good ice/mixed season so far. Marc-Andre Leclerc has climbed two new hard mixed routes near Hope, B.C. The first is in the Superheroes Cirque and is called Dr. […]


Watch New Film “Directissima” Featuring Hard Quebec Mixed

December 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch New Film “Directissima” Featuring Hard Quebec Mixed

The new film Directissima is about three friends who attempt La Directissime on the imposing Cap Trinité, a 300 metre granite wall above the frozen Fjord of Saguenay in Quebec. After bailing, they climb […]


Tim Emmett and Jamie Finlayson’s New WI6 M10 on West Coast

December 17th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

In 2013, Jamie Finlayson spent his first days mixed climbing with Tim Emmett. The two made the first ascent of 100% Proof next to Brandywine Falls on the West Coast. They rappelled in and […]


Venom and Antifreeze are New West Coast Mixed/Ice Lines

December 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Venom and Antifreeze are New West Coast Mixed/Ice Lines

Marc-Andre Leclerc has returned home from a short trip to Poland where he climbed Russian Roulette M8- WI5 with Luka Lindic. Leclerc teamed up with Tim Nielson and climbed two new routes in the […]