Americans Visit Scotland and Send

January 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Americans Visit Scotland and Send

American climbers Josh Wharton, Steve House and Mikey Schaefer visited Scotland at the start of January. Canadians Paul Bride, Marc-Andre Leclerc, Ian Welsted, Paul McSorley, Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz are currently on their […]


Ouray Ice Festival 2016 Results

January 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Ice, News | Comments Off on Ouray Ice Festival 2016 Results

The Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 16 and 17 and had a number of international climbers attend. A video by Conrad Anker of a water pipe exploding at the Ouray Ice Festival […]


Watch Pipe Burst at Ouray Ice Fest!

January 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Video | Comments Off on Watch Pipe Burst at Ouray Ice Fest!

Conrad Anker caught the action after a pipe burst at the Ouray Ice Festival on Jan. 16. A number of Canadians are at the popular winter event and the competition wall is far from […]


Short Story on Chris Snobeck’s Mustang M14- Send

January 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Short Story on Chris Snobeck’s Mustang M14- Send

Chris Snobeck from Denver recently sent The Mustang P-51, an M14- in Colorado. Story by Sam Sala Tying in, Chris flashes me the same laser-focused, yet serene smile I’ve seen so many times, the one that […]


Watch Solo of Yosemite’s Big Ice Climb!

January 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Solo of Yosemite’s Big Ice Climb!

Vitaliy Musiyenko made the first known solo of the 300-metre Widow’s Tears WI5 in Yosemite at the start of 2016. The ice route rarely forms and was first climbed by Mark Chapman and Kevin Worrall over […]


Nathan Kutcher Onsights a Colorado M12+

January 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Nathan Kutcher Onsights a Colorado M12+

Nathan Kutcher has reported about his onsight of a hard mixed route in Ouray. A number of Canadians have made the trip to Colorado to compete in the upcoming Ouray Ice Festival, arguable North America’s […]


Will Gadd’s New Route Instagrade His Hardest Ever

January 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News | Comments Off on Will Gadd’s New Route Instagrade His Hardest Ever

Will Gadd’s new route is one of many at a big new mixed area north of Banff. Gadd reported on Instagram about his new route at The Temple on the Icefields Parkway. He did not […]