Watch Ascent of Sea of Vapors WI6 in Rockies

December 6th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Video | No Comments »

Sea of Vapours is one of the world’s most notorious grade six ice climbs. Found high on Mount Rundle’s Trophy Wall, the route forms regularly and has become a must-climb classic. Watch Tyler Davidson […]


Sea of Vapours is a Classic Rockies Ice Line

December 6th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

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 […]


Throwback Thursday: Niagara Falls Finally Climbed

November 29th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Will Gadd on Niagara Falls Photo Screen shot from short film by Red BullThe following was written in three years ago after the first recorded ascent of Niagara Fall in Ontario. Will Gadd and […]


How Climbers Can Avoid the Dreaded Hunchback

November 28th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles | No Comments »

There are a number of reasons climbers might end up with rounded upper back, hunched shoulders and ultimately a hunchback resembling the ogre of Notre Dame. Climbing provides a rigorous workout for the pull […]


Ontario’s Winter Blood Wall has Fun Mixed and Ice

November 6th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ontario’s Winter Blood Wall has Fun Mixed and Ice

Ontario has dozens of amazing ice routes and during the long, cold winter of 2013/14, a number of equally-amazing mixed routes were established. Toronto climber Sam Eastman-Zaleski shares the story of how a few such […]


Ice Climb Cascade Falls, Rogan’s Gully and Urs Hole in Banff

October 25th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Ice Climb Cascade Falls, Rogan’s Gully and Urs Hole in Banff

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 […]


Watch Thanksgiving Climbing at Quebec’s Kamouraska

October 5th, 2018 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 […]