Tom Ballard Sends New European D15-

January 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Rock | Comments Off on Tom Ballard Sends New European D15-

Tom Ballard has sent his new D15- project in the Italian Dolomites. Tom Ballard is the son of the famous alpinist Alison Hargreaves, who died on K2 in 1995 at the age of 33. […]


New Fitz Roy Route and Patagonia Season Highlights

January 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News | Comments Off on New Fitz Roy Route and Patagonia Season Highlights

Like many Patagonia seasons previous, this is a busy one with a number of big sends. The most recent news is the big new route climbed by Quinn Brett, Max Barlerin and Michael Lukens. Called […]


Watch Climbing on B.C. Ice Bergeron Falls

January 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Climbing on B.C. Ice Bergeron Falls

Bergeron Falls is a 100-metre route set in a one-of-a-kind amphitheatre close to Tumbler Ridger, B.C. This Northern B.C. route is must-climb for those looking to tick Canadian classics off their list.


Canadian Women Advance at Ice Worlds

January 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Ice, News | Comments Off on Canadian Women Advance at Ice Worlds

The second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Switzerland on Jan. 22 and 23. A number of Canadians are competing at the event in Saas Fee and have advanced […]


Colin Haley Solos Torre Egger in Patagonia

January 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Routes | Comments Off on Colin Haley Solos Torre Egger in Patagonia

American alpinist Colin Haley has made a solo ascent of the 2,685-metre Patagonia peak Torre Egger. The ascent comes five years after his first solo of Aguja Standhardt and years of being a cutting-edge […]


Basic Ice Climbing Techniques with Dave MacLeod

January 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Basic Ice Climbing Techniques with Dave MacLeod

Top climber Dave MacLeod runs through some techniques to improve your ice climbing efficiency. This was shot at the Vertical Chill ice climbing wall in Manchester. Basic Ice Climbing Technique from Ellis Brigham on Vimeo.


Watch Highlights from 2016 Ouray Ice Fest

January 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Ice, News, Video | Comments Off on Watch Highlights from 2016 Ouray Ice Fest

The 21st annual Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 16 and 17 in Colorado. Watch highlights from the popular event and for full results visit here. 2016 Ouray Ice Festival: Mixed Ice Competition […]