Canadian Rockies Ice Season Starts Big

November 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Less than a few weeks after the first real freeze in the Canadian Rockies and it’s hard to keep track of everything being climbed. Not only that, but there’s been new ice, mixed and […]


New Rockies Moderate Alpine is Full Moon Corner

November 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The new routing in the Canadian Rockies has continued with another 400-metre alpine mixed route. On Nov. 5, Noboru Bob Kikuchi and Toshiyuki Yamada made the first ascent of Full Moon Corner. The M6 […]


Over Slept is New WI5 in Kananaskis Country

November 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Over Slept is New WI5 in Kananaskis Country

The ice climbing season didn’t start as early as some seasons, but already there are new routes being climbed throughout the Canadian Rockies. Noboru Bob Kikuchi and Toshiyuki Yamada made the first ascent of […]


Gnadenlos is New Dangerous Ice Route on Ortler in Italy

October 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Gnadenlos is New Dangerous Ice Route on Ortler in Italy

Ice climbing season is about to start in Canada, but already there’s a new 300-metre WI5 that’s been climbed in South Tyrol, Italy, called Gnadenlos. The climbing team of Johannes Lemayer, Daniel Ladurner and […]


Updated: New Stanley Headwall Route is Cosmik Debris Next to Nemesis

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Updated: New Stanley Headwall Route is Cosmik Debris Next to Nemesis

Jon Walsh needed three attempts to complete his new route Cosmik Debris on the Stanley Headwall. His first visit was last October with Michelle Kadatz and his second was this March with Ross Suchy. […]


Big Nova Scotia Ice Siren’s Song Gets Second Ascent

April 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Big Nova Scotia Ice Siren’s Song Gets Second Ascent

Earlier this winter, Greg Hughes, Luc Gallant and Michel Martin made the second ascent of the big ice route Siren’s Song WI5 in Nova Scotia. The first ascent of the 85-metre line was back […]


Angelika Rainer Sends French Connection D15 in Italy

March 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Angelika Rainer Sends French Connection D15 in Italy

South Tyrol climber Angelika Rainer sent French Connection D15- at Tomorrow’s World in the Dolomites a few weeks ago. With no ice from start to finish, the 40-metre route is considered one of the […]