Big Trad – The Rockies Modern Game

February 8th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.01, Articles | Comments Off on Big Trad – The Rockies Modern Game

What exactly is the traditional game today depends on who you talk to. Some old-school traditionalists who say the modern game has ruined climbing. The younger generation rush to embrace modern tactics and ethics in search of ever steeper ground and harder grades.


A Bouldering Affair – Still in Love After All These Years

February 8th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.01, Articles | Comments Off on A Bouldering Affair – Still in Love After All These Years

Against all the odds, as well as my cheating climbing heart and the endless mountain passes separating us, I’m still head-over-heels for the bouldering in Bishop, California.





The Rack- Helmets

February 8th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.01, Apparel, Gear, Rack | Comments Off on The Rack- Helmets

The choices for new lightweight helmets for this season.





The Rack: All – Around Harnesses

February 8th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.01, Gear, Harnesses, Rack | Comments Off on The Rack: All – Around Harnesses

Here are some top choices for all-around harness’ for this season.





Photo of the Month

December 12th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.06, Photo of the Month | Comments Off on Photo of the Month

Brent Peters on the first pitch of Kidd Falls 55m WI4, Mt Kidd, Kananaskis, Alberta. Photo by Tim Banfield





Out of Nowhere – Nathan Kutcher

December 12th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2011.03, 2012.06, Articles | Comments Off on Out of Nowhere – Nathan Kutcher

If you looked at the roster for the men’s competition this past January, you probably wouldn’t have picked first-time competitor Nathan Kutcher of St. Catharines to win top honors. “Nobody in the competition had ever even heard of this guy,” competition director and Ouray Ice Park co-founder Bill Whitt said. “But he came and dominated.”





The Rack Holiday Gift Guide Part 1 – Outdoor

December 12th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.06, Rack | Comments Off on The Rack Holiday Gift Guide Part 1 – Outdoor

Great winter gift ideas for the outdoor climber.