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 […]


The New Grivel Tau Locker Will Save Weight

April 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on The New Grivel Tau Locker Will Save Weight

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 | Comments Off on Trango is Recalling New Vergo Belay Devices

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 […]