Will Gadd’s Advice on Rope Choice for Ice Climbing

December 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Will Gadd’s Advice on Rope Choice for Ice Climbing

Will Gadd always has good tips and advice for ice climbers and he just published on social media his latest thoughts. This time, Gadd talks about rope choice for ice climbing. Summary: Gadd says […]


Ontario’s Winter Blood Wall has Fun Mixed and Ice

November 6th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ontario’s Winter Blood Wall has Fun Mixed and Ice

Ontario has dozens of amazing ice routes and during the long, cold winter of 2013/14, a number of equally-amazing mixed routes were established. Toronto climber Sam Eastman-Zaleski shares the story of how a few such […]


Ice Climbs are Busy in the Rockies and Avi Conditions

November 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ice Climbs are Busy in the Rockies and Avi Conditions

The Ranger Creek ice climbing area in the Canadian Rockies has seen dozens of parties this week as ice conditions continue to improve with the cold weather. While not many low elevation ice routes […]


Cannonball is Newest Bold Ice Route on Longs Peak

October 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Cannonball is Newest Bold Ice Route on Longs Peak

Kevin Cooper has announced on Instagram that he and Cordes have opened a new smear of ice in the Crazy Train area and called it Cannonball. Read a recent interview with Cooper by Chris […]


Mikayla Tougas Sends Quebec’s First Blood M11

October 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Mikayla Tougas Sends Quebec’s First Blood M11

Mikayla Tougas has made the first female ascent of First Blood M11 at St. Alban in Quebec. Zac st. Jules reported the new this morning, saying, “A Canadian and an American from the northeast […]



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Rare X-Rated Ice Climb in Banff is The Oracle

October 10th, 2018 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Rare X-Rated Ice Climb in Banff is The Oracle

Mount Rundle in Banff National Park needs little introduction to ice climbers as its north facing walls above the Bow River house some of the most legendary ice routes in Canada. While many seasoned […]


Watch Dani Arnold Climb Wild Helmcken Falls Ice

October 5th, 2018 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Dani Arnold Climb Wild Helmcken Falls Ice

In February 2018, Dani Arnold established and sent Power Shrimps at Helmcken Falls in northwestern B.C. Arnold had visited the big and wild cave a few times, but the finicky conditions kept him and […]


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 […]



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