Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In Fall of 2016, Ben Smith made the first ascent of The Trickle Down 5.14-, the hardest route on Canada’s East Coast and the first of the grade in Nova Scotia. Be sure to […]


Three Big New Granite Routes in Quebec

December 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Three Big New Granite Routes in Quebec

Two climbers from Quebec headed to the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie north of Quebec City this summer in search of a new route. Patrick Brouillard and Charles Lacroix ended up climbing a new 150-metre 5.9 they called […]


New Chossy Maritime Mixed Route by Fisher and Toron

December 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Chossy Maritime Mixed Route by Fisher and Toron

Max Fisher and Lucas Toron have climbed a new chossy mixed route on the East Coast. Their new route is Fleur de Lis Tatoo’s, a WI3 M5R/X that climbs 35 metres of rotten rock […]


Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

December 9th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most classic ice climbs in Canada. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive from Quebec City and an easy five-minute approach. There are a […]


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

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on La Pomme d’Or is a Classic Canadian Ice Route in Quebec

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, […]


Northern Ontatio’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Northern Ontatio’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

Reflection Wall is the classic WI5 testpiece of Northern Ontario. A steep and yellow 50-metre wall of ice that forms on a solid wall of basalt. Close to Highway 11, Reflection Wall is one of the […]


New Moderate Trad Routes at Welsford in New Brunswick

November 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Moderate Trad Routes at Welsford in New Brunswick

Welsford in New Brunswick has outstanding granite cracks and face climbs. Ian Lingley has reported about three new routes at the popular east coast crag. Hallelujah was established and climbed by Ian Lingley, Josh Shewbridge […]