New Thin Ice Routes in Northern Ontario

January 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Thin Ice Routes in Northern Ontario

It was a slow start to the ice climbing season in most of Canada, but with the recent cooling it seems new routes are forming. At the popular Orient Bay north of Nipigon, Bryce […]


Young-Hye Kwon Sends Difficult Sport Routes in China

January 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Young-Hye Kwon Sends Difficult Sport Routes in China

Young-Hye Kwon has climbed a number of difficult 5.14s in the The White Mountains of Yangshuo, China. Last winter, Korean climber Young-Hye climbed the hardest mixed routes in the world at the time with […]


More Top Canadian Sends of 2015

December 29th, 2015 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on More Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. In 2015, a number of firsts went down for Canadian climbers. From first ascents to grade breakthroughs, climbers […]


Big New Ice Climbs in British Columbia

December 29th, 2015 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Big New Ice Climbs in British Columbia

Two big new ice climbs in the B.C. Peace Region west of Jasper. Tumbler Ridge is on the western edge of the Canadian Rockies and is known for its backcountry skiing and ice climbing. […]


Top Canadian Sends of 2015

December 26th, 2015 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, East, Ice, International, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. Canadians crushed in 2015, from alpine and big-wall climbing to cragging and bouldering they aimed high, and more […]


Watch Josh Wharton’s First Ascent of Hard Winter Route

December 26th, 2015 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Josh Wharton’s First Ascent of Hard Winter Route

Josh Wharton is based in Estes Park, a small Colorado town near Rocky Mountain National Park. Watch this video by John Dickey of Wharton climbing a new mixed route up on Dragon’s Tail Spire […]


New Steep Mixed Pitch in the Ghost

December 23rd, 2015 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Steep Mixed Pitch in the Ghost

The Ghost is one of Canada’s most popular winter climbing locations and is located near Calgary. Reuben Marsden and Ross Suchy added a new pitch to Candle Stick Maker, which is found at Orient […]