Rocket Man in Canadian Rockies Climbed in 2018

April 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Rocket Man in Canadian Rockies Climbed in 2018

Rocket Man in the Canadian Rockies has long been one of the test-piece big mixed routes with glaciated terrain and big avalanche dangers. The monster mixed rig has been climbed by Raphael Slawinski and […]


Siegfried’s Funeral is Remote New Quebec M10

April 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Siegfried’s Funeral is Remote New Quebec M10

Canadians have a longer winter than usual from coast to coast to coast this year due to a polar vortex that’s keeping things icy. The prolonged cold season is good news for ice and […]


Burly Wyoming Ice and Mixed Season Wrap-Up

April 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Burly Wyoming Ice and Mixed Season Wrap-Up

The following season wrap-up is by Wyoming-based Aaron Mulkey, who told us, “For the record, I hate giving grades to climbs as you will see in my Instagram posts. “Many of these routes have […]


Watch Stas Beskin’s Crazy Quebec Ice Climb Solo

March 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Stas Beskin’s Crazy Quebec Ice Climb Solo

Canada-based Stas Beskin has made bold ascents of three very narrow pillars at Cap-Ă -l’Aigle in Quebec. He more/less soloed the above-the-ocean climbs after they had been top-roped by another climber. As any seasoned ice […]


Scar Tissue is Steep New Rockies Multi-Pitch M7+

March 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Scar Tissue is Steep New Rockies Multi-Pitch M7+

Scar Tissue is a new 150-metre M7+ WI6 on Storm Creek Headwall in the Canadian Rockies between Banff and Radium Hot Springs. The wild route was first climbed by Niall Hamill and Jon Walsh […]


The Monster is New WI6 and Maritimes’ First of Grade

March 26th, 2018 by Max Fisher | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on The Monster is New WI6 and Maritimes’ First of Grade

On March 24, we made the first ascent of the first-ever WI6 in the Maritimes and called it The Monster. It rises above the Atlantic Ocean at Raven Head Wilderness Area. “I’ve been looking […]


New B.C. Alpine Mixed Line is Wish You Were Here

March 24th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New B.C. Alpine Mixed Line is Wish You Were Here

Steve Janes and James Rode have made the first ascent of a 130-metre M5+R WI4 called Wish You Were Here on Vancouver Island. On Sat. March 17, James Rode and Steve Janes hiked into […]