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 | Comments Off on Banff’s Cascade Falls, Rogan’s Gully and Urs Hole are Top Ice Routes

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 | Comments Off on Polar Circus is a Classic 700-metre WI5 in the Rockies

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 | Comments Off on Watch Will Mayo Solo The Sorcerer WI5

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 | Comments Off on Kurt Ross and Colin Simon Climb Fat Rocket Man

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 […]


New Rockies Ice Route and Slow Start to Season

November 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Rockies Ice Route and Slow Start to Season

After an early freeze down to the valley in the Canadian Rockies, the warmer temps have ice climbers searching high and low. Many popular routes had started to form, including Murchison Falls, Cascade Falls […]


Training: Four Bow Valley Peaks to Run Up Before Lunch

November 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Training: Four Bow Valley Peaks to Run Up Before Lunch

The Bow Valley runs from Yamnuska to Lake Louise along the Bow River. There are a countless hikes and scrambles that branch off from the Trans-Canada Highway. Some lead to the base of rock […]