Dinner with alpinist Kevin Cooper

February 23rd, 2018 by Chris Van Leuven | Posted in Ice, Profiles | No Comments »

Over boiled fish and steamed veggies, Coop recalls his climbing partner of 20 years, surviving a 300-metre tumble, and establishing cutting-edge routes deep in Alaska. “Did you see that whipper I took,” Kevin Cooper […]


Top Climbers Find New Norway Winter Routes

February 23rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Norway has long been a winter destination for ice and mixed climbers looking for remote new and hard route opportunities. Le longueur clef de notre nouvelle voie dans le Snaufjellet. . 📷 @mathis_dumas 🏠 […]


Quebec’s Route des Baleines is Mega New M9 WI7

February 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Stas Beskin, who has been having a monumental year on the ice and mixed, has reported about a new route called Route des Baleines in Quebec he’s made the first ascent of with Daniel […]


New Quebec Ice and Mixed at Lac du Cap 2018

February 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Four strong Quebec ice climbers visited Lac du Cap in their home province from Jan. 26 to Jan. 29 and climbed a number of new routes. Serge Alexandre Demers Giroux and Louis-Philippe Ménard visited […]


New Ice Routes at Jackson Hole Ski Area

February 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Rendezvous Mountain in Jackson Hole is where many skiers spend their weekends and its north face offered up two new ice routes this winter. Rendezvous is composed of solid dolomite limestone, similar to Castle […]


Ophidiophobia is Big New Rockies Mixed Climb

February 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Maarten Van Haeren reported on Gravsports-ice that he and Alik Berg made the first ascent of Ophidiophobia, a new 140-metre M7 WI4+ in the Ghost. To save you from Googling it, Ophidiophobia “is a […]


Hard B.C. Mixed Route “The Theft” Gets Second Ascent

February 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Brette Harrington, Marc-Andre Leclerc and Steve Janes made the second ascent of The Theft in B.C. on Feb. 12. The Theft is a 240-metre mixed line described by many as the most aesthetic winter […]