10 Photos from Rockies Ice Climbing Fall 2016

December 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

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 […]


Tour de Bloc 14: Results from Altitude in Quebec

December 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The second Tour de Bloc 14 stop in Quebec this season was at Altitude Gym in Gatineau on Dec. 3. Below are Finals results and winners from other categories. The next Tour de Bloc […]


Hive North Shore Hosts National Series Comp

December 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The first Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) National Series competition took place at The Hive North Shore on Dec. 3. The big event was also a Tour de Bloc. A number of western Canada’s top […]


Interview With Jakob Schubert About New 5.14d

December 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Jakob Schubert is one of Austria’s top comp climbers and recently made the first ascent of Companion of Change 5.14d. In this interview, the 25-year-old talks about how the new route changed how he […]


Interview with Top Comp Climber Stefano Ghisolfi

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

In this short interview, Stefano Ghisolfi talks about Arco, travelling and more. The 23-year-old Italian is currently ranked fourth in the world, won the Xiamen World Cup in October, see his full IFSC scorecard […]


La Pomme d’Or is a Classic Canadian Ice Route in Quebec

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

La Pomme d’Or is on Mont de l’Equerre in Hautes-gorges de la rivière Malbaie, Quebec. The first ascent of the 350-metre WI5+ was by Kurt Winkler and Jim Tierney in March 1980. In 1985, […]


Early Season Accidents in Rockies a Good Reminder

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2016/17 winter season in the Rockies is off to a slow start. Much like ice climbing conditions in B.C., Ontario and Quebec, the mild temperatures have kept many of the popular ice routes […]