First Look: Osprey Rook and Renn Packs for 2019

July 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

With a straightforward, lightweight design and capable feature set, Rook/Renn provides an exceptional opportunity for backpackers to experience the benefits of carrying an Osprey pack “Our new Rook/Renn Series is built with trusted Osprey […]


First Look: New Old Petzl GriGri for 2019

July 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

The Petzl GriGri is one of the most-used belay devices at gyms and crags and in 2019, Petzl will be releasing one similar to the original. Designed for the experienced belayer, the Petzl GriGri […]


New Grivel Sport Climbing Daisy Chain for 2019

July 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | No Comments »

Grivel will introduce a new sport climbing-specific daisy chain in 2019. It’s designed with cragging in mind, is simple to use and allows you to quickly clip into the anchor to thread the rope. […]


The New Boreal Satori is Perfect for Hard Boulders

July 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

The new 2018 Boreal Satori will is one of the best shoes on the market this year for steep and technical bouldering. It was developed alongside the Boreal Dharma in conjunction top climbers around […]


Will Gadd’s Harness Tip Could Save Lives

July 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses | No Comments »

Will Gadd is one of the world’s leading adventure athletes, with first ascents, descents and traverses on rock, ice in water and in the air. He’s never one to shy away from weighing in […]


New Petzl Helmets Give More Side and Top Protection

July 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | No Comments »

Petzl is manufacturing helmets that guarantee a certain level of protection throughout the entire helmet and not just the top. These helmets carry Petzl’s proprietary label–TOP AND SIDE PROTECTION–for easy identification. As Petzl points […]


Improper Loading Led to Broken Carabiner

June 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on Improper Loading Led to Broken Carabiner

The CAMP Photon carabiner involved in Daniel Woods’ fall on First Round First Minute 5.15b was received at the CAMP/Cassin offices. “Before starting our analysis it appeared already evident, by looking at the deformation […]