Watch Ice Climber Fall With Collapsing Ice Pillar

January 9th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

A few years ago, John Freeman was soloing a steep pillar of ice on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Transitioning from the pillar to the safer ice above, the pillar fractured and Freeman fell […]


10 Winter Ice and Mixed Climbing Tips

January 6th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

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 […]


Ice Climber’s Near Death Experience on Whiteman Falls

January 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Ice Climber’s Near Death Experience on Whiteman Falls

Watch Whiteman Falls collapse beneath ice climbers. It’s a near miss for the climbers, but a great video showing when best to maybe avoid climbing big ice. It’s obvious that it’s a warm day, […]


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 […]


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 Will Mayo Solo The Sorcerer WI5

December 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Will Mayo Solo The Sorcerer WI5

Watch Will Mayo solo the 250-metre Sorcerer WI5 in the Canadian Rockies on Nov. 26, 2016. It formed early in 2017, but then melted out due to warm weather. The classic big ice route […]


Apollo is Fun Looking New Rockies Alpine Ridge

December 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Apollo is Fun Looking New Rockies Alpine Ridge

The Canadian Rockies has a relatively new alpine ridge for those looking for a fun day out up 10-pitch 5.9. Apollo climbs the south ridge of Mount Hector, the left skyline when viewed when […]