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

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

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.


The Professor Falls is a Must-Climb Rockies Ice Moderate

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

Professor Falls is a Canadian classic. The name comes from Professor Eckhard Grassman, one of the first ascensionists, who took a fall on the route in 1974. This route forms early and usually lasts until March […]


Banff’s Cascade Falls, Rogan’s Gully and Urs Hole are Top Ice Routes

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

Only minutes from Banff and close to Canmore, Cascade Mountain has a number of classic ice climbs on its eastern, lower tier of Palliser limestone. The routes are easy to access, park at the first […]


Polar Circus is a Classic 700-metre WI5 in the Rockies

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

Polar Circus, on Cirrus Mountain in the Rockies, is one of the most famous ice routes in the world of ice climbing. The location, accessibility, length, grade and history have elevated the route to […]


Watch Will Mayo Solo The Sorcerer WI5

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Will Mayo solo the 250-metre Sorcerer WI5 in the Canadian Rockies on Nov. 26. The classic big ice route forms in the Ghost and was first climbed in 1983 by Kevin Doyle and […]


Kurt Ross and Colin Simon Climb Fat Rocket Man

November 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Kurt Ross and Colin Simon have climbed Rocket Man, a sandbagged 350-metre M7+ WI6 on the steep walls below the Snowbird Glacier on Mount Patterson in the Rockies. Ross and Jess Roskelley attempted the […]


Two Big New Ice Routes Near Peyto Lake in Rockies

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Two Big New Ice Routes Near Peyto Lake in Rockies

Maarten van Haeren and Sebastian Taborszky have established three new routes near Caldron Lake, southwest of Peyto Lake. Caldron Lake sits at about 2,400 metres on the Icefields Parkway north of Lake Louise. “Definitely […]