Silver Stag is New Vancouver Island Ice Route

January 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Silver Stag is New Vancouver Island Ice Route

Chris Jensen spotted a soggy wet crag in the Beaufort Range on Vancouver Island a few years ago, after the recent cold snap that hit Vancouver Island and much of the Pacific Northwest, he […]


Watch Minnesota Ice Climb Collapse on Tourists

January 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Minnesota Ice Climb Collapse on Tourists

Minnehaha Falls in Minnesota has been climbed in the past, but is currently closed to access. That doesn’t stop tourists from hiking around the base and behind the pillars. Watch this video of a […]


Strong Team Links Ultimate Everything Ice to Gondola Station

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Strong Team Links Ultimate Everything Ice to Gondola Station

The strong team of Tim Emmett, Luka Lindic and Marc-Andre Leclerc climbed the new ice/mixed variation up Ultimate Everything on The Chief. They then made their way to The Dream WI5 and topped out […]


Squamish Climbers Send The Chief in Icy Conditions

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Squamish Climbers Send The Chief in Icy Conditions

It’s fair to say that cold weather and lots of snow doesn’t shut down the climbing in Squamish. Jia Condon, Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson recently made an icy ascent of The […]


Will Gadd Gets Real About Ice Climbing Accidents

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Will Gadd Gets Real About Ice Climbing Accidents

Will Gadd has established some of the world’s most difficult single-pitch mixed routes and is arguably one of Canada’s most well-known outdoor personalities. And over the past few months, he has seen a rise […]


Watch an Ice Climber Whip, Don’t Do This!

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch an Ice Climber Whip, Don’t Do This!

A great example of how to not ice climb. Always be sure to bounce test your tools. Will Gadd recently published a blog about not falling on ice, see here for more.


New East Coast Mixed Routes on Bay of Fundy

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New East Coast Mixed Routes on Bay of Fundy

Ontario climbers Nathan Kutcher and Rebecca Lewis have climbed new mixed routes on the Bay of Fundy, which is between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Kutcher and Lewis spent a few days climbing new […]