Bouldering Crash Pads – Big Pads for Soft Landings

November 9th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.05, Rack | Comments Off on 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.


Lightweight Alpine Boots

August 17th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.04, Rack | Comments Off on 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 right fit for your needs.





Rope Up

August 17th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.04, Rack | Comments Off on 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.





Road Tripping Necessities

June 9th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.03, Rack | Comments Off on 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.





The Rack: Harnesses

June 9th, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.03, Rack | Comments Off on The Rack: Harnesses

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





Spring Climbing Shoes.

April 1st, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.02, Rack | Comments Off on Spring Climbing Shoes.

Climbing Shoes are the only piece of gear that can actually improve a climber’s performance. Climbers eagerly anticipate the spring release of new improved shoes. Here are some of them.





Quickdraws.

April 1st, 2010 by gripped | Posted in 2010.02, Rack | Comments Off on Quickdraws.

Companies now offer draws optimized for specific types of climbing. Consider these factors before making a purchase.