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.


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 […]