Gripped Magazine

Outdoor

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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Service Bulletin for inspection of Mammut and Snowpulse avalanche airbags

Follow-up inspections have shown that there is a possible assembly problem affecting individual Mammut and Snowpulse avalanche airbags from the Winter 2011/2012 and Winter 2012/2013 production seasons. The problem is an improperly screwed in connector between the deployment
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Sterling Recalls Sewn Cords

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.   Units About 9,200 in the U.S. and 480 in Canada Description This recall involves four models of Sterling Rope’s sewn cords which
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