Know How to Give a Top-Down Belay for Multi-Pitching

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

Association of Canadian Mountain Guides guide Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay on a multi-pitch climb using a “guide style” auto-blocking belay device from the top.


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 […]


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 […]


DMM Carabiner Recall Instructions

September 21st, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on DMM Carabiner Recall Instructions

Further to our September 14th 2015 Product Recall Notice please find below additional information on how customers can return any potentially faulty carabiners in their possession to DMM. Please choose one of the following […]


DMM Issues Product Recall for Small Percentage of Carabiners

September 14th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on DMM Issues Product Recall for Small Percentage of Carabiners

This document follows on from the DMM Product Safety Warning issued on Friday 11, Sept. 2015. DMM are issuing a product recall, subject to user inspection. This document details the products that are affected by […]


BD Ultralight C4 vs DMM Dragon vs Wild Country New Friend: 2016 cams

September 1st, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | Comments Off on BD Ultralight C4 vs DMM Dragon vs Wild Country New Friend: 2016 cams

A rundown of the Black Diamond Ultralight C4, updated DMM Dragon cam, and the double axle Wild Country New Friend cam. All slated for Spring 2016.


The DMM Pivot Belay Device

April 14th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on The DMM Pivot Belay Device

DMM has always led the way in climbing equipment with innovative ideas. Their latest design is the Pivot belay device. A simple “guide mode” belay device that integrates a hinge into the pivot, DMM […]