New Three-Pitch M10 on Mont Gol in Quebec

March 6th, 2020 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Three-Pitch M10 on Mont Gol in Quebec

The wild new mixed route follows a natural line that starts with a big roof


Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

February 21st, 2020 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

Whether you are mixed or waterfall climbing, good technique and planning will lead to a higher chance of success and more fun


Raphael Slawinski Visits Trophy Wall for 30th Time

February 13th, 2020 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Raphael Slawinski Visits Trophy Wall for 30th Time

On Feb. 12, he made a rare-for-winter-2020 ascent of a variation to The Replicant


Suggested Written Unwritten Ice Climbing Responsibilities

November 8th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Suggested Written Unwritten Ice Climbing Responsibilities

A list of ways to make your day on the ice more fun


Six Great Early Season Ice Climbing Tips

September 25th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Six Great Early Season Ice Climbing Tips

From learning about avalanches to training early, here’s how to prepare for ice season



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Gimme Shelter in Canadian Rockies Climbed in 2019

April 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Gimme Shelter in Canadian Rockies Climbed in 2019

In 1983, Kevin Doyle and Tim Friesen made the first ascent of Gimme Shelter, a seven-pitch WI6 ice climb that forms below a large serac on Mount Quadra. The line has only been climbed […]


First Ascent of Della Falls, the Highest Waterfall in Canada

March 7th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on First Ascent of Della Falls, the Highest Waterfall in Canada

Top ice climber Will Gadd, West Coast local Chris Jensen and photographer Peter Hoang have made the first ascent of Della Falls in Strathcona Park on Vancouver Island. Della Falls is considered the highest […]


Weekend Stoker: Bloodied Face Huey Battles Big Drip

February 15th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, Profiles, Rockies, Video | Comments Off on Weekend Stoker: Bloodied Face Huey Battles Big Drip

Watch climber Jesse Huey sessions The Real Big Drip in the Ghost River, Alberta. Huey is currently in Patagonia with Will Stanhope. The Real Big Drip is a 200-metre mixed route in the Ghost […]


First Look: New Cassin Alpinst Tech Crampons for 2019

February 11th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Ice, News | Comments Off on First Look: New Cassin Alpinst Tech Crampons for 2019

The new Cassin Alpinist Tech is an aggressive mono-point that has a shorter secondary point for more support and stability. We got a first look at the new crampons at the Denver Outdoor Retailer […]


Top Climber Gets In On Rockies Drytool Ethics Debate

January 3rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Routes | Comments Off on Top Climber Gets In On Rockies Drytool Ethics Debate

A drytool crag ethics debate that started on the Canadian Rockies Ice Climbing Facebook page continued for a number of days with some big names contributing to the conversation. The crag in question is […]



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