Technique Tuesday: Lowering a Second With Loaded Belay Device

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

If you plan on multi-pitching this summer, it’s important to know who to bail, retreat and rescue your partner if need be. In this short video, you can learn the basics for one of […]


The New Grivel Tau Locker Will Save Weight

April 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | No Comments »

The Grivel Tau wire lock features two gates, one key lock and one wire that open in the same direction. Grivel describes it as, “The Tau is a modern carabineer with the new innovative […]


Trango is Recalling New Vergo Belay Devices

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Trango has issued a voluntary product recall for Trango Vergo belay devices in batch numbers 16159 and 16195 that were sold after Oct. 1 2016. Trango’s press release states there were two instances where […]


Edelrid Ohm is Perfect for Heavier Lead Climbers

April 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on Edelrid Ohm is Perfect for Heavier Lead Climbers

Finding a climbing partner that weighs the same is hard to do. Many climbers team up with their significant other or climb with youth and the weight difference can lead to dangerous situations. When […]


Watch a Tour of Cedar Wright’s Gear Garage

February 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Tour of Cedar Wright’s Gear Garage

Top American climber Cedar Wright has amassed a serious collection of gear over the years, from climbing to paragliding and cycling. Check out this short clip of Wright in his trusty gear garage in […]


New Ice/Mixed Tool Training Grip is the Duck Ring

January 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on New Ice/Mixed Tool Training Grip is the Duck Ring

Tired of being kicked out of the gym for training with your ice tools? With the increased popularity of books discussing training for winter climbing, Duck Rings created by Tindeq are a good alternative […]


Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Hardware, Mountain, News, Profiles, Ropes | Comments Off on Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

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 […]