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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


RAB Xenon X Hoodie and Torque Pants

February 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on RAB Xenon X Hoodie and Torque Pants

Gripped’s editor spent a few days this winter trying RAB’s Xenon X Hoodie and Torque Pants on sport climbs and in the mountains. To many Canadians, RAB is not the most common outdoor brand […]


The Arc’teryx Alpha FL30 Pack

February 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on The Arc’teryx Alpha FL30 Pack

The Arc’teryx Alpha FL30 is one of the go-to packs for climbers who want to move fast and light in the mountains. Gripped editor Brandon Pullan recently spent a few days climbing with a new […]