The Edelrid Boa Eco 9.8 Rope is a Workhorse

December 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ropes | No Comments »

The Edelrid Boa Eco 9.8 is not only a workhorse, it is one of the top ropes of the year. From burly sport routes to multi-pitch trad climbs, it performs well across the spectrum […]


Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]


The DMM Dragon Cams and Orbit Rope Rock

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on The DMM Dragon Cams and Orbit Rope Rock

As climbers await the new-gear announcements at the upcoming 2016 Summer Outdoor Retailer, we have to stop and look at two great products released by DMM this year. First are the new DMM Dragons. […]


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 […]


MEC’s Gift Picks with Nick

November 17th, 2014 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Outdoor, Profiles, Ropes | Comments Off on 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 […]


New Hardware for 2015

August 20th, 2014 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Outdoor, Ropes | Comments Off on 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 […]


The Alpine Start: Outdoor Retailer 2014

August 8th, 2014 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Outdoor, Ropes | Comments Off on 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 […]