Gripped Magazine


Climbing Softshells

Softshells are the go-to garment for climbers.
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Clean Protection

The humble nut has probably protected more routes and caught more falls than any other form of climbing pro. Over the years, the design has evolved from small pebbles wedged in cracks and slung with cord to hex-head machine nuts and eventually the lightweight metallurgical
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Rock Shoes Spring 2009

Tips for getting the right climbing shoe for this season by matching the shoe to the terrain, and to your climbing style and experience.
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Climbing Ropes

Climbing ropes are expected to perform many different and conflicting duties. They must be strong, stretchy, supple, durable, light and abrasion resistant. Look at some specific models suitable for certain climbing situations.
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A Bag For Three Seasons – Three Season Sleeping Bags

Not too hot, not too cold, just right. Three-season sleeping bags are warm enough for cool fall evenings without being too hot for milder summer climbing trips. Here are some things to consider before buying a sleeping bag.
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With their increased efficiency and consistent all-weather performance, mechanical ascenders have almost eliminated the need for traditional prusiks for aid climbing, complex haul systems and emergency rescue. And while all ascenders are capable of moving up a fixed rope, models
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