Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Hardware, Mountain, News, Profiles, Ropes | Comments Off on Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

Every year, industry members and athletes head to Salt Lake City to take part in the Outdoor Retailer. Below is just some of the gear announced for 2017. Be sure to pick up the […]


The Edelrid Boa Eco 9.8 Rope is a Workhorse

December 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ropes | Comments Off on The Edelrid Boa Eco 9.8 Rope is a Workhorse

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. […]


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 […]


Video: How to belay on a multi-pitch

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