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 […]


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 […]


Share Your Fall Climbing Photos for a Chance to Win SmartWool Apparel

October 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Share Your Fall Climbing Photos for a Chance to Win SmartWool Apparel

Gripped is hosting a contest until Nov. 13 for a chance to win great apparel from SmartWool. Autumn presents opportunities to capture amazing climbing photos, from snow-covered mountains in the west to colourful trees […]


Adam Ondra Visits Black Diamond HQ in Utah

October 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Visits Black Diamond HQ in Utah

Before Adam Ondra arrived in Yosemite, he visited Salt Lake City in Utah to check out the Black Diamond headquarters.


Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]


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.