Tim Emmett and Jamie Finlayson’s New WI6 M10 on West Coast

December 17th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

In 2013, Jamie Finlayson spent his first days mixed climbing with Tim Emmett. The two made the first ascent of 100% Proof next to Brandywine Falls on the West Coast. They rappelled in and […]


Watch Top Climbers Hang Epic Christmas Lights

December 14th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Top Climbers Hang Epic Christmas Lights

Jesse Huey and friends take to the heights to hang Christmas lights in this great short film. “It’s visionary. It’s truly on the edge of what we could call climbing,” says Jesse Huey. “You can […]


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 […]


Northern Ontatio’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Northern Ontatio’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

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 […]


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 […]


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

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Polar Circus is a Classic 700-metre WI5 in the Rockies

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 […]