Big New Mixed Climb in Austria Looks Fun

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Big New Mixed Climb in Austria Looks Fun

Hansjörg Auer and Reinhard Obweger have climbed the new Freizeitstress in Ötztal, Austria. They graded the 110-metre route M5 WI6, watch some of the action below and for more info visit PlanetMountain.com here.


The 2017 Southern Ontario Ice Climbing Festival

February 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on The 2017 Southern Ontario Ice Climbing Festival

The 2017 Southern Ontario Ice Climbing Festival promises to be a big event. It kicks off at 9 p.m. on Feb. 24 at The Arlington in Maynooth. There will be climbing and clinics all […]


Watch Climbers on New Ice in Mediterannian Country

February 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Climbers on New Ice in Mediterannian Country

Although Montenegro is Mediterranean country, its mountains provide plenty of alpine and ice climbing. The two highest frozen waterfalls are located near the Dobrilovina village in Tara canyon. Nikola Đurić and Ivan Laković made […]


Christmas Tree is New Massive Ice Climb in China

February 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Christmas Tree is New Massive Ice Climb in China

There are a number of ice routes in the Henan province of China, but the new Christmas Tree WI5/6 is the most spectacular. It was first climbed by Liu Yang and Chaun last week. […]


Narrow Pencil Ice Route on Mount Hood Climbed

February 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Narrow Pencil Ice Route on Mount Hood Climbed

For decades, a narrow ice route on the north side of Mount Hood in Oregon had been talked about but never reportedly climbed. On CascadeClimber.com, A. Parker reported that he and three other climbers […]


New Steep Mixed Routes at Christie Falls Near Kelowna B.C.

January 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Steep Mixed Routes at Christie Falls Near Kelowna B.C.

Squamish-based Tim Emmett has been taking advantage of the cold B.C. weather this winter. He was recently invited to Kelowna in central B.C. to project a few steep mixed routes. Adam Tutte made the […]


Nasty Habit is New Steep Beer Climb Near Field in B.C.

January 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Nasty Habit is New Steep Beer Climb Near Field in B.C.

Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz established the first three pitches of a new mixed route at WI5 M6 on Mount Stephen next to the ice route Twisted in B.C last weekend. Tim Banfield climbed […]