The Monster is New WI6 and Maritimes’ First of Grade

March 26th, 2018 by Max Fisher | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on The Monster is New WI6 and Maritimes’ First of Grade

On March 24, we made the first ascent of the first-ever WI6 in the Maritimes and called it The Monster. It rises above the Atlantic Ocean at Raven Head Wilderness Area. “I’ve been looking […]


New B.C. Alpine Mixed Line is Wish You Were Here

March 24th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New B.C. Alpine Mixed Line is Wish You Were Here

Steve Janes and James Rode have made the first ascent of a 130-metre M5+R WI4 called Wish You Were Here on Vancouver Island. On Sat. March 17, James Rode and Steve Janes hiked into […]


Stubborn Old Bastards is New B.C. Ice Climb

March 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News | Comments Off on Stubborn Old Bastards is New B.C. Ice Climb

Jim Ongena has reported about a beauty new ice route near Oliver, B.C, that he climbed with Pete Rasmussen. Ongena reported that their new climb is in Gallaghers Canyon, goes at 170 metres and […]


Anna Pfaff and Ines Papert Climb New Norway Ice

March 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Anna Pfaff and Ines Papert Climb New Norway Ice

Anna Pfaff and Ines Papert have reported about their recent trip to Norway where they climbed some big new routes. “On Feb. 18, I travelled to Tromsø, Norway to meet up with Ines Papert, […]


Four Ice Climbers Survive Avalanche in Alberta (Update)

March 11th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Four Ice Climbers Survive Avalanche in Alberta (Update)

Four ice climbers survived an avalanche early Saturday afternoon on the route Kitty Hawk on David Thompson Highway in Alberta. Update March 13: One injured climber was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He […]


Filip Babicz Sends Oświecenie, First M16 in Europe

March 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Filip Babicz Sends Oświecenie, First M16 in Europe

Italian climber Filip Babicz has made the first ascent of Oświecenie in the Tatra Mountain of Poland. He’s proposing the grade of M16, the first of its kind in Europe and the second ever. […]


Canadians Climb Big Ice in Eastern China

February 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Canadians Climb Big Ice in Eastern China

Canadians Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken just spent time climbing big ice in eastern China with photographer John Price. Their man goal was to climb the famous Christmas Tree route, a massive WI6 route […]