The Rack Holiday Gift Guide Part 2 – Indoor

December 12th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.06, Rack | Comments Off on The Rack Holiday Gift Guide Part 2 – Indoor

Gifts for the indoor climber.


Josh Wharton Shares Rockies Climbing Lessons

November 6th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2009.01, News | Comments Off on Josh Wharton Shares Rockies Climbing Lessons

Check out this cool video that covers some of the things Josh Wharton learned while climbing in the Canadian Rockies.





Photo of the Month

October 5th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Photo of the Month | Comments Off on Photo of the Month

Photo of the Month





A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

October 5th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05 | Comments Off on A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

Collaborating with Slawinski, Gadd, and Owens and a group of Canadian Rockies adventure seekers, I created a top-10 mixed climbing route list. This list was put together to give some sort of direction; a guide to where you might find a climb that will leave you with shivers up your spine, grinning from ear -to-ear and hopefully psyched for more.





The Okanagan’s Bouldering Boom

October 5th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Articles | Comments Off on The Okanagan’s Bouldering Boom

Currently, the Okanagan boasts at least 10 bouldering areas with over 1000 established problems. The rock varies from Tuolumne-style, knobby granite to RMNP-esque boulder fields filled with ridiculously featured Monashee gneiss. Settings range from lakeside escapes to higher elevation “kid in a candy store” boulder fields.





Headlamps. Bright Lights for Dark Nights.

October 5th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Rack | Comments Off on Headlamps. Bright Lights for Dark Nights.

This season’s newest headlamps offer brighter beams and longer burn times – perfect for climbers getting an alpine start or preparing dinner after a long day of cragging.





Cool Weather Climbing Clothing

October 5th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Rack | Comments Off on Cool Weather Climbing Clothing

Some climbing clothing options for the upcoming fall and winter season.