Watch New Year’s Day Send of Real Big Drip in Ghost

January 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch New Year’s Day Send of Real Big Drip in Ghost

Will Mayo led the way for him and Anna Pfaff up The Real Big Drip WI7 M7+ 200m in the Ghost on Jan. 1, 2017. Watch a short film from the send below.


The Real Big Drip is a Rockies Mixed Classic

January 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on The Real Big Drip is a Rockies Mixed Classic

The Real Big Drip is a 200-metre mixed route in the Ghost near Calgary. It was established in 1998 by Dave Thomson, Sean Isaac, Eric Dumerac and Kefira Allen. When it was established, it […]


Watch Raphael Slawinski on Hard Rockies Line The Peach M8

December 26th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Raphael Slawinski on Hard Rockies Line The Peach M8

Raphael Slawinski and Grant Meekins made the first ascent The Peach M8 WI5 110m in 2011. The impressive bolt-free mixed route climbs a steep in on the Storm Creek Headwall. Slawinski returned with Jerome […]


Shannon Falls is Classic Squamish Ice Climb

December 9th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Shannon Falls is Classic Squamish Ice Climb

The popular Shannon Falls in Squamish rarely freezes, but when it does it clocks in at WI2+ for 400 metres. The roadside tourist stop freezes during coastal cold snaps, such as the one the […]


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

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

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 | Comments Off on The Professor Falls is a Must-Climb Rockies Ice Moderate

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 | 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 […]