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Arc’teryx’s Define Feminine Series and Contest

Arc’teryx has long been an innovative and forward-thinking brand with one eye on the future and the other eye on their community.  For the summer of 2015, they are running a one-of-a-kind contest. Nominate a female in your life who inspires you in the outdoors and defin
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Scarpa: How to Choose Your Next Pair of Rock Shoes

Dan Beall shares his tips for picking your next climbing shoe, whether you’re just starting out, or need to sail through the crux of your next project. How to Choose Your Next Rock Climbing Shoe from SCARPA North America on Vimeo.
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Arc’teryx’s Spring/Summer Footwear Launch in Toronto

On April 11, Arc’teryx introduces a new era in technologically-advanced mountain footwear in Toronto. On April 11, everyone is invited to join Arc’teryx in-store as they introduce their new technical mountain footwear, an innovation in performance, plus premium new
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Patagonia’s Rad Mobile Repair Station

Better Than New is a short film that introduces Patagonia’s new biodiesel repair wagon and pays tribute to customers and repair techs who have kept Patagonia going for over 40 years. Patagonia’s Reno Repair Department is the largest garment repair facility in the U.S. –
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The New Arc’teryx Acrux and Bora Shoe

The anticipation for the new Arc’teryx shoe was maxing out when we got our hands on a few pairs and, to say the least, we fell in love with them. We had the opportunity to take the new Acrux and Bora shoe into the wilderness and were floored by how great they performed.
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The Rubber Room: A Climbing Shoe Resoler

Tony Puppo has been climbing and resoling shoes in Bishop, CA since 1981. In 1999, he opened The Rubber Room with his wife, Nan, and quickly became one of the world’s premier climbing shoe resolers. Take a look inside the shop and watch the cobblers at The Rubber Room work
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MEC’s Gift Picks with Nick

Here is a new video and six weeks of gift ideas from the new MEC envoy and gear expert, “Nick.” Nothing against the jolly bearded guy from the North Pole, but he’s not exactly what you’d call an “outdoor enthusiast.” Aside from one busy night a year, Santa pretty much
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New Hardware for 2015

Gripped gear editor Rafal Andronowski has published an excellent write-up on his The Alpine Start blog about the new hardware for 2015 as seen at the Outdoor Retail Show in Salt Lake City. From harnesses to quickdraws and belay devices, every company has revamped one or two
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The Alpine Start: Outdoor Retailer 2014

The Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City debuted a number of hot items expected spring/summer 2015. Gripped’s gear editor Rafal Andronowski has some great reviews in our next issue! Go to the Alpine Start to see more new gear for 2015!  
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Mountain Lingo Everyone Should Know

Climbers have a language of their own and there are a few basic terms which everyone should know. Here is a list of mountaineering terms for those wondering what something like glissade means. Mountaineering Shop Talk ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS (AMS) Also known as altitude sickness,
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