Watch Thanksgiving Climbing at Quebec’s Kamouraska

October 5th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

In Canada, Thanksgiving is a time for climbers to celebrate and give thanks at their favourite crag.  In Quebec, Kamouraska is a popular mid-autumn gathering spot for many climbers. Kamouraska is a quartzite crag with […]


Six Great Early Season Ice Climbing Tips

October 4th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Six Great Early Season Ice Climbing Tips

Ice climbing season is right around the corner. This is a good time of year to get you and your gear ready for the season. Here are six ice climbing tips from Kris Irwin, […]


Watch Matt Bush Free Solo Scary Big Stone

September 14th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Matt Bush Free Solo Scary Big Stone

You probably haven’t heard of New Zealander Matt Bush, but if you like bold ascents, then he should be on your radar. Climb New Zealand has published a number of short films of Bush […]


Ice Season Warm-Up: Watch Hueniken Send Musashi M12

September 10th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Ice Season Warm-Up: Watch Hueniken Send Musashi M12

In April 2013, Hueniken became the first North American woman to climb M12 after sending Musashi behind Panther Falls. A few years later, she climbed Steel Koan M13+ in the same cave. Shortly after her […]


Ice Season Warm-Up: Watch Hard Mixed First Ascent

August 28th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Ice Season Warm-Up: Watch Hard Mixed First Ascent

In 2014, Raphael Slawinski and Juan Henriquez climbed a new pitch of ice above the rarely-formed Happy Days WI6+X. Slawinski and Henriquez climbed Happy Days on Jan. 23 and continued for 20 minutes to the […]


A 2014 Interview with Alpinist Jeff Lowe

August 25th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Competition, Profiles | 1 Comment »

Jeff Lowe  is considered one of the pioneers of waterfall and alpine ice climbing in North America. Jeff’s climbing career spans six decades and he is known for his visionary climbs and alpine style […]


12 Great Canadian Ascents From Past 151 Years

July 1st, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles | Comments Off on 12 Great Canadian Ascents From Past 151 Years

No better way to celebrate Canada Day than to look back at 100 years and 10 great ascents from coast to coast to coast. As Canada turns 151 this year, be sure to pick […]