Gripped Magazine

Harnesses

New Hardware for 2015

Gripped gear editor Rafal Andronowski has published an excellent write-up on his The Alpine Start blog about the new hardware for 2015 as seen at the Outdoor Retail Show in Salt Lake City. From harnesses to quickdraws and belay devices, every company has revamped one or two
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The Alpine Start: Outdoor Retailer 2014

The Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City debuted a number of hot items expected spring/summer 2015. Gripped’s gear editor Rafal Andronowski has some great reviews in our next issue! Go to the Alpine Start to see more new gear for 2015!  
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Mountain Lingo Everyone Should Know

Climbers have a language of their own and there are a few basic terms which everyone should know. Here is a list of mountaineering terms for those wondering what something like glissade means. Mountaineering Shop Talk ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS (AMS) Also known as altitude sickness,
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Belaying With a Munter Hitch

ACMG guide Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to have in your tool belt in the event you ever drop or forget your belay device.
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Video: How to belay on a multi-pitch

How to belay on a multi pitch climb a.k.a. top down belaying. How to set up a belay on the top of a pitch to belay your second up using a guide style “autoblocking” belay device.  
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Arc’teryx Spring 2014 Launch

Check out the newest gear from Arc’teryx. “It might be dark still, it might be cold, but spring is waking up. The grey of winter gives way to the rebirth of colour. Outside is alive again. Fill your lungs with the kind of air that you can only find in the wild. Time
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An everyday rack of trad gear

Dane Lexie gives an “overview of my modest climbing rack. This is what I carry most for the area in which I climb. This video is not intended to be a shopping list for new-to-trad climbers.This video is just showcasing the least amount of gear I will take with me to the
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What to Pack on an Alpine Climb

See what Mark and Janelle Smiley took on their failed attempt on the Cassin Ridge on Denali. A big part of what to bring, is what you leave behind. They stripped everything down to the bare minimum to keep the packs light and moving fast. What’s in the pack? from Mark
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The Rack: All – Around Harnesses

Here are some top choices for all-around harness' for this season.
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