Stas Beskin Repeats Ontario Test-piece Metamorphosis M10R

January 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Stas Beskin Repeats Ontario Test-piece Metamorphosis M10R

Stas Beskin started the winter season with a rare ascent, with Daniel Martian, of Rocket Man M7+ WI5+ 300m in the Rockies. The Toronto-based climber just made the second ascent of Metamorphosis M10R at […]


Epic Photo of Avalanche on Ice Climbers in Rockies

January 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Epic Photo of Avalanche on Ice Climbers in Rockies

Alex Ratson was on a trip from the West Coast to the Rockies for some ice climbing. He and his partners were hoping to have a go at Polar Circus, the 700-metre WI5 classic […]


Noah Beek Makes Italy Ice World Cup Semis, Watch Here

January 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Noah Beek Makes Italy Ice World Cup Semis, Watch Here

This weekend marks the final leg of the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season. Rabenstein, Italy hosts competitions in Lead and Speed on Jan. 28 and 29. Canadians Noah Beek, Gord McArthur and […]


Big Austria Route Die Hard is Sent at M11+ WI6+

January 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Big Austria Route Die Hard is Sent at M11+ WI6+

German climber Michi Wohlleben, with partner Lukas Binder, has made the first free ascent of Stirb Langsam (Die Hard) M11+ WI6+ 200m in the Wetterstein range of Tyrol, Austria. The route climbs big overhangs […]


Spitting Cobra is One of Many New B.C. Ice Routes

January 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Spitting Cobra is One of Many New B.C. Ice Routes

It has been a cold winter in B.C. and ice climbers have been taking advantage of the icy temps. Lyle Knight and Gary Wolcoff climbed a new 18-metre WI3+ called Kal Pillar on the […]


Watch New Zealanders Climb Canadian Rockies Ice 2017

January 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch New Zealanders Climb Canadian Rockies Ice 2017

The New Zealand alpine team spent three weeks in the Canadian Rockies in January 2017 ticking as many of the classic ice routes in the region as possible. Among the group of 10 climbers, […]


Watch a Dagger Collapse on Mixed Climber in Switzerland

January 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Dagger Collapse on Mixed Climber in Switzerland

Watch a dagger collapse as Marcel Schenk transfers from the rock to ice on this mixed climb in Switerland. A video posted by Romano Salis (@romanosalis) on Jan 13, 2017 at 10:40am PST