New Rockies Mixed Route is Fat Tug M7+

March 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Rockies Mixed Route is Fat Tug M7+

Quentin Roberts has reported about his new mixed route in Field, B.C. on Mount Stephen. The new route is one of three to be added to the wall right of Twisted WI5. First was […]


Ontarian Nathan Kutcher Establishes Alaska M13

March 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ontarian Nathan Kutcher Establishes Alaska M13

Ontario-based Nathan Kutcher has established the most difficult single-pitch bolted drytool route in Alaska. He called his new M13-, which climbs a steep wall in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, Contra. Kutcher has been touring […]


Watch Film of First Ice Climb up Squamish Chief

March 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Film of First Ice Climb up Squamish Chief

Earlier this winter, Jia Condon, Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson made the first ascent of Ultimate Ultimate Everything. Their winter variation to the popular 5.10 summer route Ultimate Everything was climbed a […]


Funemployed is New Two-Pitch Northern Ontario Mixed Route

March 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Funemployed is New Two-Pitch Northern Ontario Mixed Route

Dave Rone and Aric Fishman established a new two-pitch mixed route on the imposing School House Wall in the Ice Palace Area of Orient Bay, north of Nipigon and Lake Superior. The pair completed […]


New Weeping Wall WI5 is Lynx and List of Area Climbs

March 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Weeping Wall WI5 is Lynx and List of Area Climbs

The Weeping Wall Area is on the Icefields Parkway north of Banff on Cirrus Mountain and faces southwest. The first ascent of the Lower Weeping Wall was by Rob Wood and Bugs McKeith in […]


Umbrellas Popular at Successful Southern Ontario Ice Fest

February 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Umbrellas Popular at Successful Southern Ontario Ice Fest

The Ontario ice climbing festival took place on Feb. 25 and 26 and lots of keen climbers made the trip. The forecast called for rain and weather delivered a mix of everything. Many ice […]


Wasabi is New Steep WI5+ Ice Route in Rockies

February 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Wasabi is New Steep WI5+ Ice Route in Rockies

Wasabi is a new 150-metre WI5+ above Shadow Lake in the Rockies with a bit of history behind it. In 2011, Jiro Kurihara, Mike and Pat Lalonde climbed 100 metres of a not fully […]