Bryce Brown Finalist for Banff Mountain Photo Essay

June 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Bryce Brown Finalist for Banff Mountain Photo Essay

Bryce Brown has been a contributor to Gripped for the past few years. One of his big pieces in the magazine featured photos from his trip to Mount Logan in the spring of 2015. Accompanied […]


Illegal Drone Footage in Canada’s National Park Looks Good

May 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Flying a drone in Canada’s national parks is illegal without a permit. Many of Canada’s biggest ice climbs are off limits to drones, including Curtain Call, Slip Stream and Polar Circus. The below video […]


New Hard Big Alpine Rockies Climb by Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic

April 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Big Alpine Rockies Climb by Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic

Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc and Slovenian Luka Lindic climbed made the first ascent of Mount Tuzo’s northeast face. The big new route goes at M7+ WI6+R and climbs 1,110 metres of terrain. The big wall […]


Big New Quebec Mixed Route in Memory of Benoit Marion

March 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News | Comments Off on Big New Quebec Mixed Route in Memory of Benoit Marion

Big new mixed route climbed in Quebec in memory of Benoit Marion. Jean Francois Girard and Carl Darveau have established Aller simple pour Mars M7+ WI7- 190 m in Percé. The climbers made the […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic on Classic Mount Temple Route

March 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Canadian March-Andre Leclerc and Slovenian Luka Lindic rope up for the first time. The two top alpine climbers have passed each other more than once on Cerro Torre, but have never roped up. Leclerc […]


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 […]