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, […]


Six Rockies Classic WI6 Ice Climbs

November 22nd, 2015 by gripped | Posted in 2009.10, Articles, Ice, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Six Rockies Classic WI6 Ice Climbs

For forty years, the Rockies have been a world-class ice climbing destination and in the words of Bugs Mckeith,”(In the ) winter of 72-73 the seeds were planted of what was to blossom into one of the most exciting things that has happened in the Rockies since the big peadks were first climbed.





Watch an Ascent of a Steep Ice Route in the Ghost Valley

November 20th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch an Ascent of a Steep Ice Route in the Ghost Valley

Peter Valchev and Jason Wilcox visited the Ghost River Valley in Alberta a few years ago and climbed a classic ice route. “We first climbed a short pillar formed to the left of Hidden Dragon and then […]


Early Season Ice Accidents Remind Us To Play Safe

November 16th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Early Season Ice Accidents Remind Us To Play Safe

One close call and one accident resulting in numerous injuries are reminders to play safe this winter.  On Murchison Falls WI4+ on the Icefields Parkway, two climbers were rappelling at the end a day last week. […]


Crazy! Ice Climber Rides Falling Pillar, Walks Away Unharmed

November 15th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Crazy! Ice Climber Rides Falling Pillar, Walks Away Unharmed

Sub-Zero explores the souls of four top Canadian ice climbers and in this short film, we meet John Freeman.  A few years ago, Freeman was soloing a slender and steep pillar of ice on the […]