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 […]


Learn How Stas Beskin Solos Scary Ice Pillars

April 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Learn How Stas Beskin Solos Scary Ice Pillars

Stas Beskin, originally from Macedonia, has had a stellar year on steep ice and mixed and is arguably one of the top winter climbers in Canada at the moment. Over the past few months, […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Story of Le Zébrée, a Hard Canadian 5.14 Crack

February 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on The Story of Le Zébrée, a Hard Canadian 5.14 Crack

Canadian crack master Jean-Pierre Ouellet made the first redpoint ascent of La Zébrée 5.14a at Mount King in the Laurentides, Quebec, over a decade ago. The crack is one of the most difficult trad […]


Watch Retro Film of Amazing Quebec Ice Climb

February 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Retro Film of Amazing Quebec Ice Climb

Watch this 1978 documentary that follows a number of ice climbers head up the the Le Pilier de cristal, an ice line at Montmorency Falls. The film was made by Marc Beaudet and features […]


10 Winter Ice and Mixed Climbing Tips

January 6th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on 10 Winter Ice and Mixed Climbing Tips

Winter is here, in some parts of North America more than others. If you’re planning on heading out for a cold adventure then be prepared. 1. The Weather: All of Canada’s provinces experience different weather […]