Edelrid Has Solved a Longtime Climbing Problem with the Ohm

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

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 […]


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.


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 […]