Hilarious Four-Tool Ice Technique

December 14th, 2014 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Technique, Video | Comments Off on Hilarious Four-Tool Ice Technique

There is a very good reason that this method never caught on. The climber brings up some very good point, however they are on his crampons and no where else. You could try this […]


Belaying With a Munter Hitch

May 13th, 2014 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Technique | Comments Off on Belaying With a Munter Hitch

ACMG guide Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to have in your tool belt in the event you ever drop or […]


The Greatest Bouldering Problem – the Chair

February 4th, 2014 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Technique, Video | 1 Comment »

Climbers will climb anything they can get their hands on. An old challenge is the chair climb, road-tripping climbers often try this on picnic tables. Can you do the chair traverse?


Video: Jamie Finlayson, Mixed Climbing Training

January 3rd, 2014 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Technique | Comments Off on Video: Jamie Finlayson, Mixed Climbing Training

Canadian Jamie Finlayson, who has sent a number of 5.14s, discovered a new passion in 2013, when he did his first mixed route with Tim Emmett. Watch him train in the Squamish bouldering cave, […]


Mind Control

December 7th, 2013 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Comps, Events, Technique | Comments Off on Mind Control

Becca Frangos is one of Canada’s leading female youth climbers. In her recent blog post she talks about mind control. She trains in Canmore, Alberta, and her coach is Sonnie Trotter.  From Becca’s blog: […]


Video: Quickdraws

December 7th, 2013 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Technique, Video | Comments Off on Video: Quickdraws

Do you use open (non sewn) quickdraws with a rubber band holding them in place on the karabiner? Did you know this is a potentially deadly combination? Deadly quickdraws: explained from team_BMC on Vimeo.


Training Tip

December 8th, 2009 by gripped | Posted in 2009.12, Technique | Comments Off on Training Tip

With a solid endurance base you can put in multiple daily attempts on your project and bag the redpoint faster.