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 […]


Will Gadd’s Advice on Rope Choice for Ice Climbing

December 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Will Gadd’s Advice on Rope Choice for Ice Climbing

Will Gadd always has good tips and advice for ice climbers and he just published on social media his latest thoughts. This time, Gadd talks about rope choice for ice climbing. Summary: Gadd says […]


Suggested Written Unwritten Ice Climbing Responsibilities

December 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Suggested Written Unwritten Ice Climbing Responsibilities

Ice climbing has become so popular that on any given day, even the once rarely-visited climbs have multiple parties. The boom in ice climbing is both great and a problem. On one hand, it’s […]


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 Climbs are Busy in the Rockies and Avi Conditions

November 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ice Climbs are Busy in the Rockies and Avi Conditions

The Ranger Creek ice climbing area in the Canadian Rockies has seen dozens of parties this week as ice conditions continue to improve with the cold weather. While not many low elevation ice routes […]


Cannonball is Newest Bold Ice Route on Longs Peak

October 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Cannonball is Newest Bold Ice Route on Longs Peak

Kevin Cooper has announced on Instagram that he and Cordes have opened a new smear of ice in the Crazy Train area and called it Cannonball. Read a recent interview with Cooper by Chris […]


Mikayla Tougas Sends Quebec’s First Blood M11

October 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Mikayla Tougas Sends Quebec’s First Blood M11

Mikayla Tougas has made the first female ascent of First Blood M11 at St. Alban in Quebec. Zac st. Jules reported the new this morning, saying, “A Canadian and an American from the northeast […]