Five Things to Know About Canadian Sport Climbing

December 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

A series of climbing 101’s about the history, people, routes and gear that shaped the sport


Tomoa Narasaki Flashes Decided V14 in Japan

December 3rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Tomoa Narasaki has flashed Decided V14 at Mizugaki in Japan. Narasaki qualified for the Olympics earlier this summer, so sat out the Toulouse Olympic qualifying event this weekend. Decided was first climbed by Ryuichi […]


Northern Ontario’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

November 29th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

The steep ice route forms every year and only takes five minutes to approach


That Time Sonnie Trotter Sent Rhapsody E11

November 27th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

It took dozens of tries and many huge whippers, but he eventually repeated one of the hardest trad routes in the world


The World’s Hardest Trad Routes by Fall 2019

November 27th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

North America has the highest concentration of hard trad routes in the world


Watch Adam Ondra on a V15 First Ascent

November 26th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

He’ll be heading to an Olympic-qualifying event this weekend


New Storm Creek Mixed Routes are The Sphynx and Banana Peel

November 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

“Given the character of the ice and my fondness for the fruit, Banana Peel seemed like an appropriate name.”


The Massive Ice Routes on Tangle Ridge in the Rockies

November 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The 10-pitch Undertow V WI6 first climbed nine years ago has been forming in November 2019


Can Gravsports-Ice Forum Survive With Facebook?

November 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The forum has been around for nearly two decades and continues to see regular posts


Notes on How to Fall Ice Climbing by Will Gadd

November 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Notes on How to Fall Ice Climbing by Will Gadd

“If your feet aren’t welded then bad things may happen…”