Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Hardware, Mountain, News, Profiles, Ropes | No Comments »

Every year, industry members and athletes head to Salt Lake City to take part in the Outdoor Retailer. Below is just some of the gear announced for 2017. Be sure to pick up the […]


New 2017 Petzl Sirocco Helmet is Light and Strong

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Petzl has updated its popular Sirocco helmet for fall 2017. The Sirocco’s popularity is due to its strength, lightweight design and because it was only available in bright orange. You can always tell when […]


The Edelrid Jul 2 is Perfect for Climbing Gym Belays

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on The Edelrid Jul 2 is Perfect for Climbing Gym Belays

The break-assist Edelrid Jul 2 is a single tubular belay device designed for beginners, gym climbers and single-pitch climbers. Made with a stainless steel core that will last years and won’t heat up like […]


New Grivel Stealth Helmet is Light and Sleek

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on New Grivel Stealth Helmet is Light and Sleek

In this short video, Hervé Barmasse presents the new helmet by Grivel called The Stealth. Made with a polycarbonate shell that is co-moulded on a layer of expanded injected foam to absorb impact, it […]


Learn How to Sharpen Your Ice Screws

November 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Learn How to Sharpen Your Ice Screws

Ice climbing requires a full kit of equipment not used for rock climbing, from crampons to ice screws. Screws are one of the most important pieces of gear an ice climber owns. Every ice […]


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. […]