Here are Five Reasons to Wear a Climbing Helmet

May 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

Over the past few months, there’s been a number of serious injuries and deaths from climbing accidents. Recently, a high-profile one involving top British climber Mina Leslie Wujastyk has left many climbers thinking about […]


The New SPOT X Can Message From Almost Anywhere

May 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor, Profiles | No Comments »

The new SPOT X can message from almost anywhere and is a great tool for climbers to have in their pack in case things go bad in the mountains. SPOT X combines proven S.O.S. […]


Review: Five Ten Rogue VCS Climbing Shoe

May 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | No Comments »

The Five Ten Rogue VCS is an affordable option for all-round climbing, whether you’re at the gym or heading out on the rock. The dual hook-and-loop closures and a perforated upper keep the shoe […]


Top Brands Talk Climbing Trends in 2018

May 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor, Profiles | No Comments »

Mountain sports range from casual day hikes to long distance traverses to alpinism and there’s more people in the mountains now than ever before. At the ISPO trade show 2018, a number of big […]


New Coloured Chalk Blends in With the Rock

May 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

One of the worst things about busy climbing areas is the ugly white chalk that marks heavily-used holds. To help fix the problem, Climbing Addicts has produced coloured chalk that blends into the stone. […]


Review: Black Diamond 7.8 FullDry Half Ropes

May 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ropes | Comments Off on Review: Black Diamond 7.8 FullDry Half Ropes

Black Diamond 7.8 FullDry Half Ropes are perfect for all seasons in Canada, especially for longer rock and alpine climbs in the summer. With a next level dry treatment, they also have UIAA fall […]


First Look: New Affordable and Pocket-Sized Satellite Hotspot

April 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on First Look: New Affordable and Pocket-Sized Satellite Hotspot

The upstart brand Smartwear has created a pocket-sized and lightweight satellite hotspot that can connect from anywhere in the world to send and receive text messages Like other satellite hotspots, it can update users […]