Rockies Rock Season Ends Early as Ice Forms

October 2nd, 2018 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Rockies Rock Season Ends Early as Ice Forms

The Canadian Rockies rock climbing season often stretches from mid-spring to mid-October, but this year is different. The season started late after a cold spring and was hampered for most of August due to […]


Top Ice Climber Stéphane Husson Dies After Fall

July 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Top Ice Climber Stéphane Husson Dies After Fall

The elite ice climber and French guide Stéphane Husson, 47, recently died after a fall in Beaufort, France. On June 20, he was guiding a group young climbers for the French Alpine Club of […]


City of Denver to Host 2019 Ice World Cup Finals

June 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Ice, Indoor Climbing, News | Comments Off on City of Denver to Host 2019 Ice World Cup Finals

The 2019 UIAA Ice World Cup finals will be held in the biggest city in Colorado with over 200 climbers competing. Denver will host the event from Feb. 22 to 24 after stops in […]


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-à-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 […]