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 […]


Chris Snobeck Makes Third Ascent of Saphira M15

January 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Chris Snobeck Makes Third Ascent of Saphira M15

American climber Chris Snobeck sent Saphira M15- for the route’s third ascent after 35 minutes of climbing. The steep mixed route in Vail is considered one of the most difficult single-pitch mixed routes in […]


Canadians Finish Strong at China Ice World Cup

January 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadians Finish Strong at China Ice World Cup

The second stage of the 2017 Ice Climbing World Cup is took place in Beijing, China. For Men’s Lead, Gord McArthur finished in 10th and Noah Beek in seventh and both advanced to Semis. […]


Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Free Big Alpine Routes

January 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Free Big Alpine Routes

German climber Ines Papert and Slovenian Luka Lindič have accomplished some big climbs recently. In China, they made a successful climb of the difficult southeast face of the Kyzyl Asker 5,842m up their new […]