10 Photos from Rockies Ice Climbing Fall 2016

December 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on 10 Photos from Rockies Ice Climbing Fall 2016

The Rockies ice season got off to a slow start, but many of the classic routes are formed or nearly formed. Below are photos from around the Rockies this fall. If you are looking […]


Ontario Climbers Climb Rocket Man in Rockies

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ontario Climbers Climb Rocket Man in Rockies

Toronto-based climbers Stas Beskin and Daniel Martian have climbed Rocket Man M7+ WI5+ 300m on Mount Patterson in the Rockies. Rocket Man was recently climbed by Americans Kurt Ross and Colin Simon, with Ross […]


Short Film on Scottish Mixed Master Greg Boswell

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Short Film on Scottish Mixed Master Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell is one of the U.K.’s strongest Scottish winter climbers. He is motivated by the drive to push his physical limit and onsight hard new routes. His life revolves around his intensive training […]


Watch Will Mayo Solo The Sorcerer WI5

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Will Mayo Solo The Sorcerer WI5

Watch Will Mayo solo the 250-metre Sorcerer WI5 in the Canadian Rockies on Nov. 26. The classic big ice route forms in the Ghost and was first climbed in 1983 by Kevin Doyle and […]


Kurt Ross and Colin Simon Climb Fat Rocket Man

November 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Kurt Ross and Colin Simon Climb Fat Rocket Man

Kurt Ross and Colin Simon have climbed Rocket Man, a sandbagged 350-metre M7+ WI6 on the steep walls below the Snowbird Glacier on Mount Patterson in the Rockies. Ross and Jess Roskelley attempted the […]


Southern Ontario Ice Festival Gives Back to Community

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Southern Ontario Ice Festival Gives Back to Community

Ice climbers tend to be hermits in the winter seeking out isolated climbs separated by long distances. The Southern Ontario Ice Fest galvanizes Ontario’s ice climbing community while giving back to the TROUT – […]


Two Big New Ice Routes Near Peyto Lake in Rockies

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Two Big New Ice Routes Near Peyto Lake in Rockies

Maarten van Haeren and Sebastian Taborszky have established three new routes near Caldron Lake, southwest of Peyto Lake. Caldron Lake sits at about 2,400 metres on the Icefields Parkway north of Lake Louise. “Definitely […]