Patagonia Provisions Introduces New Belgian-Style Wit Beer

April 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, News | Comments Off on Patagonia Provisions Introduces New Belgian-Style Wit Beer

Patagonia Provisions, in partnership with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) in Portland, has just released Long Root Wit, a classic Belgian-style wit beer made with organic ingredients and Kernza perennial grain. Looking for solutions to […]


Perfect for Multi-Pitching: Hang Dogs Shoe Keepers

March 31st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Perfect for Multi-Pitching: Hang Dogs Shoe Keepers

The Hang Dogs Shoe Keepers offer a quick and easy way to remove your shoes on multi-pitch routes without the fear that your shoes will fall. Airing your feet out between pitches, while your […]


Here are Five Reasons to Wear a Climbing Helmet

March 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News | Comments Off on Here are Five Reasons to Wear a Climbing Helmet

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


Russ Clune is a Legendary American Climber

March 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | Comments Off on Russ Clune is a Legendary American Climber

Russ Clune is a cornerstone of the company Black Diamond’s history and an integral part of climbing’s humble beginnings in America. Recently, Sam Elias paid Clune a visit at his home in the Gunks, […]


Patagonia’s R1 Turns 20 and Has Fresh New Look

February 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Patagonia’s R1 Turns 20 and Has Fresh New Look

Even after 20 years, Patagonia’s iconic R1 midlayer remains a benchmark for alpine efficiency. For the 20th anniversary of one of our favorite products, Patagonia is celebrating the amazing adventures (and mishaps) that have […]


First Look: Tecnica Plasma is Customized Approach Shoe

February 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on First Look: Tecnica Plasma is Customized Approach Shoe

Customization is the new frontier in apparel and sport, and Tecnica is revolutionizing hiking and outdoor boots with their innovation and exclusive technology. The first to bring customizable technology to trekking boots, Tecnica uses […]


First Look: Black Diamond Vision Down Parka

February 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Profiles | Comments Off on First Look: Black Diamond Vision Down Parka

Braving the elements will test your willpower and beat you down to the grimy ground, especially if you come unprepared. American mountain sports equipment company Black Diamond has got your back, giving you an […]


Field Test: The Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hoody

February 11th, 2019 by Tim Banfield | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Field Test: The Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hoody

When you think of a down jacket, you don’t often think of a jacket that stretches and works well when you are climbing. I’ve been using the Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hoody now since August, […]


First Look: New Cassin Alpinst Tech Crampons for 2019

February 11th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Ice, News | Comments Off on First Look: New Cassin Alpinst Tech Crampons for 2019

The new Cassin Alpinist Tech is an aggressive mono-point that has a shorter secondary point for more support and stability. We got a first look at the new crampons at the Denver Outdoor Retailer […]


New Mammut Ducan GTX Crossover Mountaineering and Hiker

February 7th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on New Mammut Ducan GTX Crossover Mountaineering and Hiker

The Mammut Ducan GTX is a new lightweight crossover mountaineering and hiking boot designed for multi-day trips in the mountains. The midsole has a spring-steel sole, thanks to Mammut Flextron technology, which stiffens the […]