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 […]


New Mixed Route in Quebec

January 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Routes | Comments Off on New Mixed Route in Quebec

Matt Maddaloni climbed a new mixed route in Quebec at the start of 2016. The esthetic route is at the not-so-popular Sainte Adele and is called Jessica 4 Ever M8.


Will Mayo’s New Warhawk is M14

January 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Will Mayo’s New Warhawk is M14

Watch Will Mayo send his new link-up in East Vail, it climbs the first 25 meters of The Mustang M14- roof into Red Beard M12 to a crux finish on one-arm lock-offs on thin […]


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 […]