Big New Moderate Ice in Nova Scotia Caps 2017

December 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Big New Moderate Ice in Nova Scotia Caps 2017

There have been countless new ice, rock and alpine routes established in Canada in 2017. From long and technical mixed climbs in the Rockies to technical 5.13d slabs in Squamish to 5.8 six-pitch adventure […]


Where to Check Canadian Ice and Avalanche Conditions

December 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Where to Check Canadian Ice and Avalanche Conditions

Ice is forming all over Canada and it won’t be long until everyone who loves playing outside in the cold will have their chance. Below is a list of places to check ice and […]


Polish Heading to K2 for First Winter Ascent Attempt

December 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on Polish Heading to K2 for First Winter Ascent Attempt

K2 is the only 8,000-metre peak without a winter ascent, but a team of 10 Polish climbers is hoping to change that. It is the second highest mountain in world at 8,611 metres and […]


Mythologic is a Mega Okanagan Ice Route

December 29th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Mythologic is a Mega Okanagan Ice Route

The team of Lyle Knight and Marc Piche bagged the first ascent of Mythologic, a long difficult ice route on the Enderby Cliffs in the North Okanagan, in 2011. Knight described Mythologic WI6 140 […]


British Trad Climber Visits Frankenjura Pockets

December 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on British Trad Climber Visits Frankenjura Pockets

British climber Angus Kille journeys to Frankenjura, Germany’s finest climbing area. Kille is known for being a good trad climber, but how will he handle small pockets, German beer and the abundance of good […]


Watch Sim and Bullock on Rockies North Faces

December 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Sim and Bullock on Rockies North Faces

In 2014, Nick Bullock and Will Sim climbed a number of classic Canadian Rockies north faces. Of their impressive climbs, they made it up Humble Horse on Mount Diadem and The House/Anderson on Mount […]


Watch Film on Annapurna III New Route Attempt

December 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Film on Annapurna III New Route Attempt

Watch this short film called Annapurna III Unclimbed that gives insight into the five-week 2016 attempt of the mountain by David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and Alex Blumel. The three strong climbers attempted to climb […]