Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]


The DMM Dragon Cams and Orbit Rope Rock

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on The DMM Dragon Cams and Orbit Rope Rock

As climbers await the new-gear announcements at the upcoming 2016 Summer Outdoor Retailer, we have to stop and look at two great products released by DMM this year. First are the new DMM Dragons. […]


DMM Asks Climbers to Inspect Harnesses

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, News, Rock | Comments Off on DMM Asks Climbers to Inspect Harnesses

DMM has issued the following notice and. “Following the discovery of missing structural sewing on a DMM Brenin Harness during a routine inspection by an end user, we are issuing the following information to users […]


Edelrid Has Solved a Longtime Climbing Problem with the Ohm

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Edelrid Has Solved a Longtime Climbing Problem with the Ohm

Since climbers began taking whippers, belayers have been catching big falls. When the belayer is lighter than the climber, they deal with the danger of being lifter off the ground or pulled into the […]


Watch a Tribute to the Late Douglas Tompkins

July 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Tribute to the Late Douglas Tompkins

The following is by Tompkins Conservation: Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. Co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, Doug spent the first half of his life building successful, global brands, […]


Highlights from the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

July 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Events, Events, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Highlights from the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

The fifth annual Arc’teryx Alpine Academy took place in Chamonix this spring. Watch this short highlight reel.


Watch Rituals with Vikki Weldon and Brette Harrington

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Gear, Video | Comments Off on Watch Rituals with Vikki Weldon and Brette Harrington

Vikki Weldon and Brette Harrington are featured in this short film called Rituals. “Rituals are beginnings. Regardless of context, they are meant to prepare, providing familiar actions we can perform without thinking to take […]