Watch Coastal B.C. Ice Climbing on the Duffey

February 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Coastal B.C. Ice Climbing on the Duffey

The 2016 ice season has been off to a great start in the Coast Mountains. Loose Lady is a classic 150-metre WI4+ near Lilloet. First climbed in 1985 by Carl Austrom and John Howe, […]


Black Diamond Carabiner Recall

February 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, Ice, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Black Diamond Carabiner Recall

Black Diamond Equipment has voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners, quickdraws and nylon runners because of the possibility of product irregularities. In some carabiners, the gate rivets (in solid gate […]


Canadians Sending in Japan, Scotland, Patagonia and Tasmania

February 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadians Sending in Japan, Scotland, Patagonia and Tasmania

Some of Canada’s top climbers have gone abroad for ice, rock and icy rock.  First was a trip to Scotland for the icy rock. Alpine climbers Ian Welsted and Raphael Slawinski were invited to the […]


Canadians at Final Ice World Cup of 2016

January 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Ice, News | Comments Off on Canadians at Final Ice World Cup of 2016

The final Ice Climbing World Cup of 2016 has wrapped up in Rabenstein, Italy. A number of Canadians made the trip to Italy for the big event. The overall winners were Korean Han Na […]


Big Sexy’s Yodel is Rockies Newest Mixed Route

January 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News | Comments Off on Big Sexy’s Yodel is Rockies Newest Mixed Route

Ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies is reaching mid-season and climbers are finding new ground to swing and scratch their way up. In B.C., a popular climbing area is the Yoho Valley Road where […]


Ice Climbing Welcomed at Youth Olympics 2016

January 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Ice, Mountain, News | Comments Off on Ice Climbing Welcomed at Youth Olympics 2016

The UIAA has announced that ice climbing will be part of the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. From Feb. 12 to 21, top youth athletes in a number of sports will be […]


Tom Ballard Sends New European D15-

January 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Rock | Comments Off on Tom Ballard Sends New European D15-

Tom Ballard has sent his new D15- project in the Italian Dolomites. Tom Ballard is the son of the famous alpinist Alison Hargreaves, who died on K2 in 1995 at the age of 33. […]