Mammut Story Contest: Your Most Epic Climb

March 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Outdoor, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Mammut Story Contest: Your Most Epic Climb

From March 15 to April 15, we will be running a story contest that anyone can enter. The author of the selected story will be awarded new gear from Mammut. What is your most […]


Interview with Benoit Gosselin, Owner of Canmore’s Vertical Addiction

March 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ice, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Interview with Benoit Gosselin, Owner of Canmore’s Vertical Addiction

Canmore is one of Canada’s all-round climbing towns and Vertical Addiction is the go-to shop for climbers. Located between Calgary and Banff National Park, Canmore has been home to climbers for over 100 years. While […]


The New 2016 Five Ten Quantum Shoe

March 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Video | Comments Off on The New 2016 Five Ten Quantum Shoe

The 2016 Five Ten Quantum are redesigned with help from Alex and Thomas Huber. Made for technical climbing on multi-pitch routes. Check out this review by Weigh My Rack. Five Ten Quantum 2016 from […]


The Julbo Aero Sunglasses are Made for Climbing

February 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on The Julbo Aero Sunglasses are Made for Climbing

The new Julbo Aero sunglasses are designed for a number of outdoor activities and Gripped’s editor recently took them for a few climbs. Julbo has been making stylish, functional and durable sunglasses for years and […]


RAB Xenon X Hoodie and Torque Pants

February 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on RAB Xenon X Hoodie and Torque Pants

Gripped’s editor spent a few days this winter trying RAB’s Xenon X Hoodie and Torque Pants on sport climbs and in the mountains. To many Canadians, RAB is not the most common outdoor brand […]


The Arc’teryx Alpha FL30 Pack

February 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on The Arc’teryx Alpha FL30 Pack

The Arc’teryx Alpha FL30 is one of the go-to packs for climbers who want to move fast and light in the mountains. Gripped editor Brandon Pullan recently spent a few days climbing with a new […]


Black Diamond Carabiner Recall

February 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, Ice, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Black Diamond Carabiner Recall

Black Diamond Equipment has voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners, quickdraws and nylon runners because of the possibility of product irregularities. In some carabiners, the gate rivets (in solid gate […]