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 […]


New Jasper Rock Climbing Guidebook

November 12th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Jasper Rock Climbing Guidebook

Francois Laplante has put in thousands of hours over the past few years to produce a new guidebook to the Jasper area. This is the first modern rock climbing guidebook to Jasper, which many […]


New Big Alpine Mixed Route in Rockies

October 30th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Big Alpine Mixed Route in Rockies

Ian Welsted, Maarten Van Haeren and Jay Mills have have made the first ascent of Canoeing to Cuba on Mount Storm in the Canadian Rockies. The route is named in in honour of the […]


Canadians Send Hard Routes in Autumn Temps

October 26th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Bouldering, East, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Canadians Send Hard Routes in Autumn Temps

From coast to coast, Canadians have been busy sending boulders and hard sport routes this month. Climbers have been taking advantage of the fall weather windows to tick their long-standing projects. In the Grand Wall Boulders, […]