The Mad Rock Lifeguard Device Good for Gym

August 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | No Comments »

The Mad Rock Lifeguard belay device uses a camming mechanism that engages when there is a strong pull on the climber’s end, which results in the device stopping the rope to feed. If you […]


Watch How Alien Cams are Made

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | Comments Off on Watch How Alien Cams are Made

Many years ago, David Waggoner envisioned a cam that helped eliminate the usage of pitons. The Alien cams ability to protect piton scars and flared cracks not only made climbing much safer, faster and […]


The Petzl GriGri+ is Great Addition to GriGri Line

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | Comments Off on The Petzl GriGri+ is Great Addition to GriGri Line

The GriGri+ is an assisted braking device designed for all climbers, for both indoor and outdoor climbing. It can be used with all single ropes (optimized for 8.9 to 10.5 mm diameter ropes) and […]


Wild Country Revo and New Belay Devices of 2017

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on Wild Country Revo and New Belay Devices of 2017

New belay devices are available to climbers almost every year. Many top brands have or will be releasing new devices in 2017. Black Diamond debuted the ATC Pilot, Edelrid expands its Jul range with […]


Katy Holm Tests New Grivel Stealth Helmet

May 17th, 2017 by Katy Holm | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Katy Holm Tests New Grivel Stealth Helmet

The Grivel Stealth helmet is modern lightweight foam helmet. I took the helmet out for some winter cragging in Squamish and spring Skaha cragging. Below are my thoughts on the helmet and a summary […]


The Equipment in Tommy Caldwell’s Gear Shed

May 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on The Equipment in Tommy Caldwell’s Gear Shed

Tommy Caldwell has one of the most swoon-worthy gear sheds of most top climbers. His converted garage is outfitted with a massive bouldering wall, kids climbing area, upstairs office and organized gear racks galore. […]


Technique Tuesday: Lowering a Second With Loaded Belay Device

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Technique Tuesday: Lowering a Second With Loaded Belay Device

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 […]