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 […]


Words with Climbers in Epic Polar Circus Avalanche

January 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Words with Climbers in Epic Polar Circus Avalanche

On Jan. 28, a big avalanche fell on two climbers who were nearing the end of the ice climb Polar Circus WI5 700m north of Banff. Those climbers were Quentin Lindfield Roberts and Nick Black. […]


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 […]