Venom and Antifreeze are New West Coast Mixed/Ice Lines

December 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Venom and Antifreeze are New West Coast Mixed/Ice Lines

Marc-Andre Leclerc has returned home from a short trip to Poland where he climbed Russian Roulette M8- WI5 with Luka Lindic. Leclerc teamed up with Tim Nielson and climbed two new routes in the […]


Watch Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl on Interstellar Spice WI12

December 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl on Interstellar Spice WI12

Watch Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl make the first ascent of the 80-metre Interstellar Spice WI12 at Helmcken Falls in B.C. Emmett and Will Gadd began developing routes at Helmcken in 2010. Emmett and […]


Ice Forming from Canada’s West to East Coasts

December 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ice Forming from Canada’s West to East Coasts

With winter settling in on Canada, new and old ice routes are forming. The West Coast had a wet fall with weeks of rain. With the recent cold snap, there are a number of […]


Canadians Heading to 2017 Ice Climbing World Cup

December 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Canadians Heading to 2017 Ice Climbing World Cup

The 2017 ice climbing World Cup circuit begins in Durango, Colorado. A number of Canadians have already registered for the World Cup comps, including Gord McArthur, Rebecca Lewis, Nathan Kutcher, Ineke Rhebergen and Noah […]


10 Photos from Rockies Ice Climbing Fall 2016

December 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on 10 Photos from Rockies Ice Climbing Fall 2016

The Rockies ice season got off to a slow start, but many of the classic routes are formed or nearly formed. Below are photos from around the Rockies this fall. If you are looking […]


Ontario Climbers Climb Rocket Man in Rockies

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ontario Climbers Climb Rocket Man in Rockies

Toronto-based climbers Stas Beskin and Daniel Martian have climbed Rocket Man M7+ WI5+ 300m on Mount Patterson in the Rockies. Rocket Man was recently climbed by Americans Kurt Ross and Colin Simon, with Ross […]


Short Film on Scottish Mixed Master Greg Boswell

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Short Film on Scottish Mixed Master Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell is one of the U.K.’s strongest Scottish winter climbers. He is motivated by the drive to push his physical limit and onsight hard new routes. His life revolves around his intensive training […]