The North Face Rock Trip to Shikoku with Akiyo Noguchi

May 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on The North Face Rock Trip to Shikoku with Akiyo Noguchi

Akiyo Noguchi is joined by Toru Nakajima and Tomoa Narasaki on a trip to the remote Shikoku. Together, they discover a side of Japan few know about as they climb hard problems in a […]


Know How to Belay With a Munter Hitch

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Know How to Belay With a Munter Hitch

Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to know in the event you ever drop or forget your belay device.


Danger: Broken Harnesses Fixed and Re-Sold

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, News, Rock | Comments Off on Danger: Broken Harnesses Fixed and Re-Sold

Petzl announcement: Aspir harnesses modified by malicious third parties are being sold online. They pose a mortal danger to users. On April 6, 2016, Petzl was warned by authorities that modified Petzl Aspir harnesses […]


Know How to Give a Top-Down Belay for Multi-Pitching

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Know How to Give a Top-Down Belay for Multi-Pitching

Association of Canadian Mountain Guides guide Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay on a multi-pitch climb using a “guide style” auto-blocking belay device from the top.


Mammut Story Contest: Sending Your Project

April 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Comps, Events, Gear, Harnesses, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Mammut Story Contest: Sending Your Project

From April 15 to May 15, we will be running a story contest that anyone can enter. The author of the selected story will be awarded new gear from Mammut. Have you ever sent […]


Edu Marin on Boreal Lynx and His Climbing

March 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Edu Marin on Boreal Lynx and His Climbing

Edu Marín talks about the new climbing shoes called Boreal Lynx, his projects and the future of climbing.   BOREAL | Edu Marín talks about Lynx and the future of climbing from BOREAL Outdoor […]


Scarpa All-Day Performance Line for 2016

March 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Scarpa All-Day Performance Line for 2016

Here is Scarpa’s All-Day Performance shoes for 2016, which indluds the Helix, Force X, Techno X and new Origin.