Watch How to Short-Rope on Alpine Terrain

July 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ropes, Video | No Comments »

This series from UKclimbing.com covers the basics of a typical day of alpinsim and mountaineering. In this video, Peter Mason explains how to short rope a climbing partner. Short-roping is one of the most […]


Watch Episode 0 of Edelrid Gear Tour

July 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, Ropes | No Comments »

Weigh My Rack spent 70 days in Europe this year, most of that time behind the scenes at Edelrid’s german facilities to get a complete understanding of what makes the company tick. Hello climbing […]


Watch How Alien Cams are Made

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | No Comments »

Many years ago, David Waggoner envisioned a cam that helped eliminate the usage of pitons. The Alien cams ability to protect piton scars and flared cracks not only made climbing much safer, faster and […]


The Petzl GriGri+ is Great Addition to GriGri Line

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | Comments Off on The Petzl GriGri+ is Great Addition to GriGri Line

The GriGri+ is an assisted braking device designed for all climbers, for both indoor and outdoor climbing. It can be used with all single ropes (optimized for 8.9 to 10.5 mm diameter ropes) and […]


Wild Country Revo and New Belay Devices of 2017

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on Wild Country Revo and New Belay Devices of 2017

New belay devices are available to climbers almost every year. Many top brands have or will be releasing new devices in 2017. Black Diamond debuted the ATC Pilot, Edelrid expands its Jul range with […]


How to Rope Up on a Glacier and Glacier Travel Tips

June 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on How to Rope Up on a Glacier and Glacier Travel Tips

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 […]