Gripped Magazine

Outdoor

Arc’teryx’s Define Feminine Series and Contest

Arc’teryx has long been an innovative and forward-thinking brand with one eye on the future and the other eye on their community.  For the summer of 2015, they are running a one-of-a-kind contest. Nominate a female in your life who inspires you in the outdoors and defin
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The North Face Fuseform Dot Matrix

The North Face’s new Fuse Form Dot Matrix jacket was all the buzz so in early spring, we took one for a tour on Canada’s West Coast. There’s no better place to test technical rain shells than Canada’s West Coast. During the Vancouver International Mountain
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The Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark Sleeping Bag

Climbers love a good sleeping bag. From car camping and hut visits to mountainside bivies, a good sleeping bag can make all the difference in your experience. We recently got our hands on the new Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark and took it into the mountains for a try,
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MEC’s Gift Picks with Nick

Here is a new video and six weeks of gift ideas from the new MEC envoy and gear expert, “Nick.” Nothing against the jolly bearded guy from the North Pole, but he’s not exactly what you’d call an “outdoor enthusiast.” Aside from one busy night a year, Santa pretty much
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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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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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