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 […]


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, […]