Watch an Ascent of Powerline Falls in Northern Ontario

February 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch an Ascent of Powerline Falls in Northern Ontario

Powerline Falls is one of the first ice routes you can seen when entering Kama Bay in northern Ontario. The wide flow often has a number of lines from WI3 to WI5. Watch this […]


Maarten van Haeren’s Ice Climbing Photos from Quebec

February 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Maarten van Haeren’s Ice Climbing Photos from Quebec

Maarten van Haeren is based in the Rockies, where he has made a number of big first ascents over the past two years, but is currently making his second ice tour through Quebec. Last […]


New Remote Rock in Quebec from Late 2016

February 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Remote Rock in Quebec from Late 2016

In the fall of 2016, Serge Alexandre Demers Giroux, Bruno Demers-Giroux and Véronique Cyr headed to Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay. The park is home to the well-known Cap Trinity, but the three climbers went […]


Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

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 […]