Gripped Magazine

Rack

Expediton Packs; Big Packs for Heavy Loads

While traditional cragging packs are ideal for a single day at the local cliff, climbers venturing into the backcountry need something with more volume and greater load-carrying comfort.
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Softshells

By blending excellent breathability and solid weather protection, softshell jackets have transformed the way climbers dress in the mountains.
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What’s New In Ice

The cold temps and shorter daylight hours signal the arrival of winter and the beginning of the ice and mixed climbing season. Rather than suffering through another pitch with those outdate tools and worn out shell, consider updating your winter climbing arsenal with season's
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What’s New for Indoor Climbing

Staying psyched for rock climbing during the long Canadian winter can be difficult, but with a few strategic motivational purchases, climbers can keep their mind off the drifting snow and focus on training for the spring season. Yes, it's not as inspiring as a trip to Spain, but
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Cragging Packs

Very few backpacks are subjected to the regular use and abuse seen by the humble cragging pack. Climbers deploy the these small-to-midsize workhorses almost every weekend expecting them to be durable and carry heavy loads without compromising comfort or carrying efficiency - a
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Bouldering Crash Pads – Big Pads for Soft Landings

Bouldering owes much of its popularity to the development of modern crash pads. Before the existence foam-filled shock absorbers, failed bouldering attempts regularly produced spine-compressing falls or bone-breaking impacts.
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Lightweight Alpine Boots

Alpine boots must be lightweight,durable and waterproof, but also offer enough flex for long approaches balanced with enough support for heavy loads and crampons. Finding the ideal climbing boot is difficult. Here are some things to consider when looking for a boot that is the
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Rope Up

There are different climbing ropes more suited for different climbing situations. Choose the right rope for you by keeping in mind these helpful points.
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Road Tripping Necessities

Here are some items to help you have a trip to remember fondly not just for brilliant days of climbing, but also for the nights of hanging out and re-charging.
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The Rack: Harnesses

Fit, adjustability, breathability and padding; keep these factors in mind when choosing the safest, most comfortable harness for you.
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