Wild Survivial Story About 1983 Rockies Alpine Avalanche

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

In 1983, Jim Sevigny and Richard Whitmire were heading up the Supercouloir on Deltaform in the Canadian Rockies. They were about 650 metres up the grade IV climb when an avalanche swept them down […]


Watch Rockies Retro Ice Film with Solos, Big Hair and Bold Moves

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Ice climbing has come a long way since the 1980s and 1990s, when far less people participated in the sport. The gear was difficult to use and for many climbers, soloing was easier than […]


Watch New Year’s Day Send of Real Big Drip in Ghost

January 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch New Year’s Day Send of Real Big Drip in Ghost

Will Mayo led the way for him and Anna Pfaff up The Real Big Drip WI7 M7+ 200m in the Ghost on Jan. 1, 2017. Watch a short film from the send below.


The Real Big Drip is a Rockies Mixed Classic

January 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on The Real Big Drip is a Rockies Mixed Classic

The Real Big Drip is a 200-metre mixed route in the Ghost near Calgary. It was established in 1998 by Dave Thomson, Sean Isaac, Eric Dumerac and Kefira Allen. When it was established, it […]


Watch Raphael Slawinski on Hard Rockies Line The Peach M8

December 26th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Raphael Slawinski on Hard Rockies Line The Peach M8

Raphael Slawinski and Grant Meekins made the first ascent The Peach M8 WI5 110m in 2011. The impressive bolt-free mixed route climbs a steep in on the Storm Creek Headwall. Slawinski returned with Jerome […]


Shannon Falls is Classic Squamish Ice Climb

December 9th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Shannon Falls is Classic Squamish Ice Climb

The popular Shannon Falls in Squamish rarely freezes, but when it does it clocks in at WI2+ for 400 metres. The roadside tourist stop freezes during coastal cold snaps, such as the one the […]


A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

Collaborating with Slawinski, Gadd, and Owens and a group of Canadian Rockies adventure seekers, I created a top-10 mixed climbing route list. This list was put together to give some sort of direction; a guide to where you might find a climb that will leave you with shivers up your spine, grinning from ear -to-ear and hopefully psyched for more.