The Edelrid Jul 2 is Perfect for Climbing Gym Belays

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 […]


Patagonia to Donate 10 Million Dollars from Black Friday Sales

November 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Patagonia announced last week that the company would donate 100 per cent of their Black Friday sales to grass roots environmental organizations. They projected sales to be around two million dollars, but they made […]


New Grivel Stealth Helmet is Light and Sleek

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

In this short video, Hervé Barmasse presents the new helmet by Grivel called The Stealth. Made with a polycarbonate shell that is co-moulded on a layer of expanded injected foam to absorb impact, it […]


New Scarpa Phantom Tech Boots Are Made for Canada

November 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Scarpa Phantom Tech Boots Are Made for Canada

Part of the completely redesigned Phantom series, the Scarpa Phantom Tech represents the next generation of mountain footwear. It’s the lightest, warmest and stiffest mountain boot in it’s class integrating revolutionary technologies like Scarpa’s […]


Learn How to Sharpen Your Ice Screws

November 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Learn How to Sharpen Your Ice Screws

Ice climbing requires a full kit of equipment not used for rock climbing, from crampons to ice screws. Screws are one of the most important pieces of gear an ice climber owns. Every ice […]


Patagonia’s New High Alpine Kit

October 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Video | Comments Off on Patagonia’s New High Alpine Kit

In the high alpine, things can come apart quickly. Climbers accustomed to situations with serious consequences rely on systems that are precise and personal. Brought to life by a deep team of athletes, field […]