Watch John Bachar Solo Leave it to Beaver 5.12a

February 13th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in West Coast | No Comments »

Vintage film of John Bachar soloing Joshua Tree’s Leave it to Beaver, 5.12a. The first ascent was by Dave Evans and Jim Angione in January 1978 and freed by Bachar in March of the […]


Watch Ice Climber Fall With Collapsing Ice Pillar

January 9th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ice Climber Fall With Collapsing Ice Pillar

A few years ago, John Freeman was soloing a steep pillar of ice on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Transitioning from the pillar to the safer ice above, the pillar fractured and Freeman fell […]


10 Winter Ice and Mixed Climbing Tips

January 6th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on 10 Winter Ice and Mixed Climbing Tips

Winter is here, in some parts of North America more than others. If you’re planning on heading out for a cold adventure then be prepared. 1. The Weather: All of Canada’s provinces experience different weather […]


Watch Ice Climber Slide Down Mountain

January 2nd, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ice Climber Slide Down Mountain

This video is a few years old, but is a reminder to play safe in winter. Mark Roberts, 47, was climbing the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon, when he was hit by falling ice. […]


Mythologic is a Mega Okanagan Ice Route

December 29th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Mythologic is a Mega Okanagan Ice Route

The team of Lyle Knight and Marc Piche bagged the first ascent of Mythologic, a long difficult ice route on the Enderby Cliffs in the North Okanagan, in 2011. Knight described Mythologic WI6 140 […]


Sea of Vapours is a Classic Rockies Ice Line

November 28th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Sea of Vapours is a Classic Rockies Ice Line

Sea of Vapours is the must-climb route on Banff’s Trophy Wall, but it rarely forms in its entirety. The Trophy Wall needs no introduction. Its position above Banff, history, reputation, route difficulty and exposure […]


Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

November 20th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most classic ice climbs in Canada and one of the most-climbed ice routes in Quebec. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive from Quebec […]