Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

November 20th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

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 […]


Northern Ontatio’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

November 9th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Reflection Wall is the classic WI5 testpiece of Northern Ontario. A steep and yellow 50-metre wall of ice that forms on a solid wall of basalt. Close to Highway 11, Reflection Wall is one of the […]


Polar Circus is a Classic 700-metre WI5 in the Rockies

November 9th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Polar Circus, on Cirrus Mountain in the Rockies, is one of the most famous ice routes in the world of ice climbing. The location, accessibility, length, grade and history have elevated the route to […]


Vid: Happy Halloween, the death grip!

October 31st, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Video | Comments Off on Vid: Happy Halloween, the death grip!

Jarred Cleerdin and the Danger Brothers climbing Horror Monkey Stickey Monster in character.


Watch Hayden Kennedy Send a Desert 5.14

October 17th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Hayden Kennedy Send a Desert 5.14

In 2012, twenty-two-year-old Hayden Kennedy made the first ascent of Carbondale Short Bus 5.14- in Indian Creek, Utah. The line was first envisioned by Nick Martino back in 2007, Kennedy redpointed it on March […]


Watch Thanksgiving Climbing at Quebec’s Kamouraska

October 6th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Thanksgiving Climbing at Quebec’s Kamouraska

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 […]


A 2014 Interview with Alpinist Jeff Lowe

September 11th, 2017 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 […]