2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Gym Climbing

December 17th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Footwear, Gear, Harnesses, Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Ropes | Comments Off on 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Gym Climbing

THE guide to grabbing the perfect holiday gear for a climber in your life.


In-Depth Shoe Review of the Evolv X1

December 5th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | Comments Off on In-Depth Shoe Review of the Evolv X1

Gripped’s Noah Walker puts the Evolv X1 to the test


Five of the Best Climbing Brushes

November 29th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Five of the Best Climbing Brushes

A list of the best climbing brushes on the market right now


In-Depth Shoe Review: The Scarpa Instinct VS

November 18th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Articles, Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on In-Depth Shoe Review: The Scarpa Instinct VS

An in-depth shoe review of the Scarpa Instinct VS and the Instinct VSR


CiloGear Packs Great for Rock and Alpine

November 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear | Comments Off on CiloGear Packs Great for Rock and Alpine

They are built for rugged conditions and multi-day adventures


A How-to Guide to Hangboarding

November 11th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Bouldering, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on A How-to Guide to Hangboarding

The hand-positions and training strategies of the modern hangboard.


What’s the best rubber for your rock shoes?

October 4th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Articles, Bouldering, Footwear, Profiles | Comments Off on What’s the best rubber for your rock shoes?

Get a run down on some of the most common rubber on your climbing shoes


Watch Factor 2 Fall on Nylon and Dyneema Slings

June 26th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear | Comments Off on Watch Factor 2 Fall on Nylon and Dyneema Slings

Nylon (polyamide) and Dyneema®/Spectra® (polyethylene) are two synthetic raw materials used in the manufacture of slings and quickdraws. Understanding the properties and differences of these man-made fibres will guide us to best practice at […]


The New Louis Vuitton “Chalk Bag” Nano is $1,860

June 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on The New Louis Vuitton “Chalk Bag” Nano is $1,860

You know climbing is popular when brands like Louis Vuitton are getting in on the game. They are releasing a new “chalk bag” described as a bag that “showcases the distinctive Louis Vuitton Monogram […]


Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses: See Better to Belay Better

May 28th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses: See Better to Belay Better

Belay glasses won’t win any fashion contests for eyewear. They look a little like the trick “see around the corner” glasses that used to be advertised on the front page of comic books. But […]