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 […]


The DMM Dragon Cams and Orbit Rope Rock

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on The DMM Dragon Cams and Orbit Rope Rock

As climbers await the new-gear announcements at the upcoming 2016 Summer Outdoor Retailer, we have to stop and look at two great products released by DMM this year. First are the new DMM Dragons. […]


Edelrid Has Solved a Longtime Climbing Problem with the Ohm

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Edelrid Has Solved a Longtime Climbing Problem with the Ohm

Since climbers began taking whippers, belayers have been catching big falls. When the belayer is lighter than the climber, they deal with the danger of being lifter off the ground or pulled into the […]


DMM’s #SummerOfTrad Competition

June 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Comps, Events, Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on DMM’s #SummerOfTrad Competition

Summer is the time for trad climbing and for making those dream routes a reality. Payback for all the effort you put-in at the indoor wall over winter. It’s about fitting in climbs after […]


Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner Wins Top Italian Design Award

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner Wins Top Italian Design Award

The Grivel Twin Gate carabiner wins the Compasso d’Orco ADI for design. The Compasso d’Oro ADI is an association for industrial awards that began over 50 years ago. The Twin Gate is designed as a locking […]


Your First Night on a Mountain Story Contest

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses | Comments Off on Your First Night on a Mountain Story Contest

This summer, we will be running a story contest that anyone can enter. The author of the selected story will be awarded new gear from Mammut. Have you ever spent a night out on […]


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

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Know How to Give a Top-Down Belay for Multi-Pitching

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.