New Grivel Stealth Helmet is Light and Sleek

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

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. […]


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 […]