DMM’s #SummerOfTrad Competition

June 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Comps, Events, Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on DMM’s #SummerOfTrad Competition

Summer is the time for trad climbing and for making those dream routes a reality. Payback for all the effort you put-in at the indoor wall over winter. It’s about fitting in climbs after […]


Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner Wins Top Italian Design Award

June 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner Wins Top Italian Design Award

The Grivel Twin Gate carabiner wins the Compasso d’Orco ADI for design. The Compasso d’Oro ADI is an association for industrial awards that began over 50 years ago. The Twin Gate is designed as a locking […]


The Yoak, Training Tool for the Modern Climber

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Rock | Comments Off on The Yoak, Training Tool for the Modern Climber

The Yoak is a new versatile training tool you can use for dips, squats and most importantly pulling up. It provides a number of options for hanging, pull-ups, stretching and more. Watch Ontario climber […]


Your First Night on a Mountain Story Contest

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses | Comments Off on Your First Night on a Mountain Story Contest

This summer, we will be running a story contest that anyone can enter. The author of the selected story will be awarded new gear from Mammut. Have you ever spent a night out on […]


The North Face Rock Trip to Shikoku with Akiyo Noguchi

May 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on The North Face Rock Trip to Shikoku with Akiyo Noguchi

Akiyo Noguchi is joined by Toru Nakajima and Tomoa Narasaki on a trip to the remote Shikoku. Together, they discover a side of Japan few know about as they climb hard problems in a […]


Know How to Belay With a Munter Hitch

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Know How to Belay With a Munter Hitch

Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to know in the event you ever drop or forget your belay device.


Danger: Broken Harnesses Fixed and Re-Sold

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, News, Rock | Comments Off on Danger: Broken Harnesses Fixed and Re-Sold

Petzl announcement: Aspir harnesses modified by malicious third parties are being sold online. They pose a mortal danger to users. On April 6, 2016, Petzl was warned by authorities that modified Petzl Aspir harnesses […]