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, […]


Northern Ontatio’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

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 […]


Help Support Bon Echo Hut Renovations

November 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Help Support Bon Echo Hut Renovations

Bon Echo Provincial Park is one of Southern Ontario’s only multi-pitch trad climbing destinations. The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) Toronto Sectionmaintains a hut on an incredible piece of land just outside the park […]


Watch 5.12 Climbing at Ontario’s The Swamp

October 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch 5.12 Climbing at Ontario’s The Swamp

William Tam put this short video together of some climbing at The Swamp in Ontario. “Harry sent his first 12a on this day and he was trying to send his second 5.12a, Juggernaut,” said […]


Access to Ontario Crags Along Niagara Escarpment at Risk

October 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Access to Ontario Crags Along Niagara Escarpment at Risk

The Ontario Access Coalition has been climbers’ go-to organization for climbers in southern Ontario to keep their access. They have recently published the statement below, which outlines how half of the crags along the Niagara […]


New Squamish Sport Crag is Pilots’ Lounge

October 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Squamish Sport Crag is Pilots’ Lounge

The Pilot’s Lounge is a new bolted crag with half-dozen bolted routes. To access the wall, you have to climb a 40-metre 5.11a called From the Ground Up. The route gains a wide ledge […]