How to Rope Up on a Glacier and Glacier Travel Tips

June 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | No Comments »

Glacier travel is a mandatory part of approaches to many of Canada’s alpine climbs from the Rockies to the coast. Roping up properly can be confusing and if you do it wrong there can […]


Alex Honnold Upgrades Van for 2017

May 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor | Comments Off on Alex Honnold Upgrades Van for 2017

Alex Honnold has been a long-time vanlifer and earlier this year he upgraded from the 2002 Ford Econoline E150 to a 2016 Dodge Ram Promaster. Photographer Max Whittaker went to hang out with him […]


Katy Holm Tests New Grivel Stealth Helmet

May 17th, 2017 by Katy Holm | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Katy Holm Tests New Grivel Stealth Helmet

The Grivel Stealth helmet is modern lightweight foam helmet. I took the helmet out for some winter cragging in Squamish and spring Skaha cragging. Below are my thoughts on the helmet and a summary […]


The Equipment in Tommy Caldwell’s Gear Shed

May 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on The Equipment in Tommy Caldwell’s Gear Shed

Tommy Caldwell has one of the most swoon-worthy gear sheds of most top climbers. His converted garage is outfitted with a massive bouldering wall, kids climbing area, upstairs office and organized gear racks galore. […]


New D4 Portaledge and Portaledge History

May 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on New D4 Portaledge and Portaledge History

The new D4 is most certainly the fastest and easiest portaledge to set up and fully deploy. Designed by John Middendorf, it’s the most recent addition to a long line of ledges that date […]


New Julbo Aerolite Sunglasses for Long Days

May 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor | Comments Off on New Julbo Aerolite Sunglasses for Long Days

The lightweight Julbo Aerolite sunglasses are built for big pushes and long days in sunny conditions. They are designed to fit smaller faces. Whether you’re heading out for a training run up a steep […]


The New Adam Ondra Signature La Sportiva Miura Now in Canada

May 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The New Adam Ondra Signature La Sportiva Miura Now in Canada

The new signature edition La Sportiva Miura XX is now available in Canada. The highly anticipated shoe was released to celebrate 20 years of the iconic Miura. The Miura XX is a design inspired […]