Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

December 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

Whether you are mixed or waterfall climbing, good technique and planning will lead to a higher chance of success and more fun.


New Kananaskis Mixed Climb is Insane Alligators

December 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Kananaskis Mixed Climb is Insane Alligators

Paul Taylor and Ryan Patteson climbed a new mixed route in Kananaskis Country on Dec. 10. They named the new 150-metre M6 Insane Alligators and climbed it in six pitches. They posted their new […]


Star of Courage for Canmore’s Sebastian Taborszky

December 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News | Comments Off on Star of Courage for Canmore’s Sebastian Taborszky

On Nov. 9, 2015, Sebastian Taborszky rescued a man who had fallen during an ice climbing excursion at Murchison Falls in Jasper National Park, Alberta. Taborszky and the man were on an 80-metre descent […]


Suggested Written Unwritten Ice Climbing Responsibilities

December 9th, 2017 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 […]


Simms and Walsh Banff New Routing Again

December 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Simms and Walsh Banff New Routing Again

Jonny Simms and Jon Walsh have teamed up again for another new route in Protection Valley behind Castle Mountain in Banff National Park. Their newest route is the 110-metre Paradise City M6 WI4, which […]


Banff’s Protection Valley Gets Hard Mixed Routes

November 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Banff’s Protection Valley Gets Hard Mixed Routes

Protection Valley in Banff National Park has become the go-to for mixed and ice climbers seeking big, sometimes unclimbed lines. Jeff Mercier and Jon Walsh climbed a new 150-metre M7 they called Mix Fix […]


Angelika Rainer’s Historic D15 Climb in Italy

November 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Angelika Rainer’s Historic D15 Climb in Italy

Angelika Rainer has become the first woman to climb the drytool grade of D15 with her ascent of A Line Across the Sky in the Italian Dolomites. The big roof climb follows a line […]