New Kelowna Rock Climbing Guidebook is Must Have

January 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

While many publishers try to make the switch from paperback to digital app for climbing guidebooks, the desire by climbers to own physical books is making that difficult. Last year, a number of new […]


Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Hardware, Mountain, News, Profiles, Ropes | No Comments »

Every year, industry members and athletes head to Salt Lake City to take part in the Outdoor Retailer. Below is just some of the gear announced for 2017. Be sure to pick up the […]


New 2017 Petzl Sirocco Helmet is Light and Strong

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Petzl has updated its popular Sirocco helmet for fall 2017. The Sirocco’s popularity is due to its strength, lightweight design and because it was only available in bright orange. You can always tell when […]


New Patagonia Lightweight Cinch Pack is Rad

January 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Video | Comments Off on New Patagonia Lightweight Cinch Pack is Rad

The new Patagonia Cinch Pack is a clean, 20-litre top-loading bag that is designed to keep your gear organized. “A simple, single-pull main closure makes loading a cinch and a zippered stash pocket and […]


Watch How to Build an Ice Climbing Anchor

December 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch How to Build an Ice Climbing Anchor

American Mountain Guides Association instructor Patrick Ormund demonstrates how to build a number of ice climbing anchors. Always practice before heading up on a route.


The Edelrid Jul 2 is Perfect for Climbing Gym Belays

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on The Edelrid Jul 2 is Perfect for Climbing Gym Belays

The break-assist Edelrid Jul 2 is a single tubular belay device designed for beginners, gym climbers and single-pitch climbers. Made with a stainless steel core that will last years and won’t heat up like […]


The Edelrid Boa Eco 9.8 Rope is a Workhorse

December 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ropes | Comments Off on The Edelrid Boa Eco 9.8 Rope is a Workhorse

The Edelrid Boa Eco 9.8 is not only a workhorse, it is one of the top ropes of the year. From burly sport routes to multi-pitch trad climbs, it performs well across the spectrum […]