Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner Wins Top Italian Design Award

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Grivel Twin Gate carabiner wins the Compasso d’Orco ADI for design. The Compasso d’Oro ADI is an association for industrial awards that began over 50 years ago. The Twin Gate is designed as a locking […]


The Yoak, Training Tool for the Modern Climber

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Rock | No Comments »

The Yoak is a new versatile training tool you can use for dips, squats and most importantly pulling up. It provides a number of options for hanging, pull-ups, stretching and more. Watch Ontario climber […]


Mammut Story Contest: Your Most Epic Climb

March 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Outdoor, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Mammut Story Contest: Your Most Epic Climb

From March 15 to April 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. What is your most […]


The Julbo Aero Sunglasses are Made for Climbing

February 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on The Julbo Aero Sunglasses are Made for Climbing

The new Julbo Aero sunglasses are designed for a number of outdoor activities and Gripped’s editor recently took them for a few climbs. Julbo has been making stylish, functional and durable sunglasses for years and […]


Black Diamond Carabiner Recall

February 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, Ice, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Black Diamond Carabiner Recall

Black Diamond Equipment has voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners, quickdraws and nylon runners because of the possibility of product irregularities. In some carabiners, the gate rivets (in solid gate […]


The New Grivel Captive Carabiner

January 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Rock | Comments Off on The New Grivel Captive Carabiner

Stevie Haston presents the new Grivel Captive carabiner, the anti cross-loading carabiner. Cross-loading happens when a carabiner is stressed on its minor axis. Carabiners are strongest when stressed on their major axis meaning directly […]


Six Highlights From the 2016 Winter Outdoor Retailer

January 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Events, Events, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Six Highlights From the 2016 Winter Outdoor Retailer

Gear manufacturers from around the world meet in Salt Lake City, Utah, twice a year for the Outdoor Retailer. At the start of January, the winter event took place and showcased some of the […]