Jean-Pierre Ouellet is Addicted to Cracks

February 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Jean-Pierre Ouellet is Addicted to Cracks

In the Belle Province, almost everyone who climbs knows Jean-Pierre ‘Peewee’ Ouellet. The crack phenom has been on the forefront of hard trad climbing for years, not only at home, but in the States as well. But his tick list goes beyond simply doing hard 5.13 cracks. He also climbs up to 5.14 in sport, boulders double-digits and climbs difficult ice and mixed routes.


Watch Kicking Ice Dagger Down in Quebec

February 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Kicking Ice Dagger Down in Quebec

Jeff Mercier hangs from a rope and kicks large ice daggers off a route at Pont Rouge in Quebec. Mercier was preparing the line so photographer Tim Banfield could jug a rope to shoot […]


Ontario’s Bow Lake Open to Ice Climbing Again

February 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Routes | Comments Off on Ontario’s Bow Lake Open to Ice Climbing Again

The following is a press release from the Alpine Club of Canada Toronto Section about Bow Lake near Bancroft, Ontario. The Alpine Club of Canada, Toronto Section, working together with the Ontario Alliance of […]


Watch Bouldering Niagara Glen Moderate Problems

January 28th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Bouldering Niagara Glen Moderate Problems

Watch some sends of classic Niagara Glen moderate bouldering problems in southern Ontario in this video from Jack Szumilas. Mortal Combat V3 (0:15) / Sibishi V6 (0:48) / The Flesh Prince V6 (1:14) / […]


Top Mixed Climber Says Don’t Drytool When Warm Out

December 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Top Mixed Climber Says Don’t Drytool When Warm Out

Drytooling is a bit of a contrived sport, as the drytooler is using ice climbing gear to free/aid up rock much like a mixed climber would, only the mixed climber will eventually reach ice. […]


20 Things to Know About Southern Ontario Climbing

December 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on 20 Things to Know About Southern Ontario Climbing

Southern Ontario is home to some of Canada’s most classic rock climbs and crags. The climbing stretches across hundreds of kilometres from Sudbury to Kingston and south towards Niagara Falls. Over the past 60 […]


Joe Skopec Developing New Steep Crag Near Ottawa

December 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Joe Skopec Developing New Steep Crag Near Ottawa

Joe Skopec sent one of Ontario’s hardest new routes this summer after topping his multi-year project that he called A Home Away from Home 5.14+. Skopec recently moved to Ottawa and, despite the winter […]


Watch Ontario’s Shaun Parent Talk Ice Climbing

December 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ontario’s Shaun Parent Talk Ice Climbing

In this short creative film from Titan Media, Ontario ice and rock climbing Shaun Parent says a few words about his time in the hills. Parent, owner of Superior Exploration, Adventure & Climbing Co. […]


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 […]


Weekend Stoker: Watch Leslie Timms on Ontario 5.12

October 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Weekend Stoker: Watch Leslie Timms on Ontario 5.12

Watch Leslie Timms make the first ascent of The Ripple Effect, a new 2015 5.12 in Ontario. The crux-dyno looks difficult and while having been climbed a few ways, the confirmed grade is around […]