Black Diamond PosiWire Quickpack for All-rounders and New Climbers

June 6th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Black Diamond PosiWire Quickpack for All-rounders and New Climbers

A quickdraw that features the best of both carabiner worlds


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. […]


First Look at New Petzl Nomic, Quark and Ergonomic

August 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on First Look at New Petzl Nomic, Quark and Ergonomic

Petzl has updated their amazing Nomic and Quark and are introducing the highly anticipated Ergonomic. Gripped magazine caught up with Pierre Plaze, product manager at Petzl, at Ouray Ice Fest in January 2018. Watch […]


Rocket Man in Canadian Rockies Climbed in 2018

April 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Rocket Man in Canadian Rockies Climbed in 2018

Rocket Man in the Canadian Rockies has long been one of the test-piece big mixed routes with glaciated terrain and big avalanche dangers. The monster mixed rig has been climbed by Raphael Slawinski and […]


Burly Wyoming Ice and Mixed Season Wrap-Up

April 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Burly Wyoming Ice and Mixed Season Wrap-Up

The following season wrap-up is by Wyoming-based Aaron Mulkey, who told us, “For the record, I hate giving grades to climbs as you will see in my Instagram posts. “Many of these routes have […]



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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, […]


Gripped Week in Review: Spring, Gobright and New Ice

March 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles | Comments Off on Gripped Week in Review: Spring, Gobright and New Ice

This is a weekly summary of top climbing stories from March 23 to 30. 1. Brad Gobright The top American strong climber sends Carbondale Short Bus 5.14R in Indian Creek. 2. Wish You Were […]


Scar Tissue is Steep New Rockies Multi-Pitch M7+

March 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Scar Tissue is Steep New Rockies Multi-Pitch M7+

Scar Tissue is a new 150-metre M7+ WI6 on Storm Creek Headwall in the Canadian Rockies between Banff and Radium Hot Springs. The wild route was first climbed by Niall Hamill and Jon Walsh […]


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 […]


Gripped Week in Review: Loss, Comps and New Routes

March 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Gripped Week in Review: Loss, Comps and New Routes

This is a weekly summary of top climbing stories from March 9 to 16. 1) Marc-Andre Leclerc The Canadian and international climbing community mourns the loss of alpinists Marc-Andre Leclerc and Ryan Johnson after […]



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