Watch Ascent of This House of Sky in Ghost

March 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ascent of This House of Sky in Ghost

This House of Sky is a classic moderate ice climb in the Ghost near Calgary.


Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Three Routes on Stanley Headwall in a Day

February 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | 2 Comments »

Squamish-based Marc-Andre Leclerc has set a new standard for Canadian winter mixed climbing. On Feb. 26, Leclerc reached the base of the Stanley Headwall, B.C.’s well-known alpine mixed “crag,” moments before sunrise. He waited […]


Top Canadian Sends of 2015

December 26th, 2015 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, East, Ice, International, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. Canadians crushed in 2015, from alpine and big-wall climbing to cragging and bouldering they aimed high, and more […]


New Steep Mixed Pitch in the Ghost

December 23rd, 2015 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Steep Mixed Pitch in the Ghost

The Ghost is one of Canada’s most popular winter climbing locations and is located near Calgary. Reuben Marsden and Ross Suchy added a new pitch to Candle Stick Maker, which is found at Orient […]


Rockies Ice, Tainted Love, Rectal Squirrels and Grizzly Bears

December 3rd, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Rockies Ice, Tainted Love, Rectal Squirrels and Grizzly Bears

Big new routes and grizzly bear attacks have made for an exciting week in the Canadian Rockies. In the spring of 2008, Jon Walsh and Raphael Slawinski made the first ascent of Dirty Love V […]


Watch Ouellet and McCormick Make FA in Bugaboos

November 30th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Ouellet and McCormick Make FA in Bugaboos

In 2012, Jean-Pierre Ouellet and Matt McCormick made the first ascent of The Wandering Direct 5.11R in the Bugaboos. Ouellet is currently climbing ice in the Canadian Rockies, be sure to follow him on Instagram […]


Top Climbers Visit and Send Rockies Ice

November 25th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Top Climbers Visit and Send Rockies Ice

The ice climbing season is in full swing in the Canadian Rockies and many top climbers have been busy swinging tools into early season ice. The U.K. team of Nick Bullock and Greg Boswell, […]