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


Watch Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff Climb Classic Ouray Ice

January 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff Climb Classic Ouray Ice

Anna Pfaff and Will Mayo climbed The Talisman in lean conditions before the 2017 Ouray festival. The three-pitch classic line goes at WI6 M6.


Canadians Finish Strong at Ouray Mixed Comp

January 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadians Finish Strong at Ouray Mixed Comp

It was in 2012 that Ontario’s Nathan Kutcher took the Ouray Mixed Comp by storm with a big win. Five years later and he has finished with a strong second place for the Men. […]


15 #GrippedMagazine Photos from Stoked Climbers

January 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 15 #GrippedMagazine Photos from Stoked Climbers

Instagram has become the leading social media for climbers to share their images. With nearly 18,000 #GrippedMagazine photos, scrolling through is always inspiring. Below are 15 from the past week. On the bounce back! […]