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 […]


Watch Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl on Interstellar Spice WI12

December 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl on Interstellar Spice WI12

Watch Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl make the first ascent of the 80-metre Interstellar Spice WI12 at Helmcken Falls in B.C. Emmett and Will Gadd began developing routes at Helmcken in 2010. Emmett and […]


Ice Forming from Canada’s West to East Coasts

December 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ice Forming from Canada’s West to East Coasts

With winter settling in on Canada, new and old ice routes are forming. The West Coast had a wet fall with weeks of rain. With the recent cold snap, there are a number of […]


Canadians Heading to 2017 Ice Climbing World Cup

December 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Canadians Heading to 2017 Ice Climbing World Cup

The 2017 ice climbing World Cup circuit begins in Durango, Colorado. A number of Canadians have already registered for the World Cup comps, including Gord McArthur, Rebecca Lewis, Nathan Kutcher, Ineke Rhebergen and Noah […]