The North Face Ventrix Jacket is Great for Shoulder Season

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | No Comments »

The North Face has a number of new pieces of apparel for 2017, including the Summit L3 Ventrix Hoodie that will be available this fall. Gripped Publishing writer Tim Huebsch recently had the opportunity […]


Technique Tuesday: Lowering a Second With Loaded Belay Device

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

If you plan on multi-pitching this summer, it’s important to know who to bail, retreat and rescue your partner if need be. In this short video, you can learn the basics for one of […]


The New Grivel Tau Locker Will Save Weight

April 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | No Comments »

The Grivel Tau wire lock features two gates, one key lock and one wire that open in the same direction. Grivel describes it as, “The Tau is a modern carabineer with the new innovative […]


Trango is Recalling New Vergo Belay Devices

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Trango has issued a voluntary product recall for Trango Vergo belay devices in batch numbers 16159 and 16195 that were sold after Oct. 1 2016. Trango’s press release states there were two instances where […]


The Brooks Range Alpha Softshell is Top Choice for Alpine

April 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear | Comments Off on The Brooks Range Alpha Softshell is Top Choice for Alpine

The Alpha is a new softshell from Brooks Range that will keep you warm in the alpine this year. As a single layer for colder three seasons conditions it is warm enough to wear […]


Women’s Keen Terradora are Made for Canadian Trails

April 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Women’s Keen Terradora are Made for Canadian Trails

Every few years a new shoe will come out that is a step ahead of the others. This year it’s the new women’s shoe from Keen called the Terradora. For the past few weeks, […]


Edelrid Ohm is Perfect for Heavier Lead Climbers

April 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on Edelrid Ohm is Perfect for Heavier Lead Climbers

Finding a climbing partner that weighs the same is hard to do. Many climbers team up with their significant other or climb with youth and the weight difference can lead to dangerous situations. When […]