In Depth Shoe Review: The Scarpa Instinct VS

November 18th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Articles, Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

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


A How-to Guide to Hangboarding

November 11th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Bouldering, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | No Comments »

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 […]


Metolius Magnum Bouldering Crash Pad Review

May 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Metolius Magnum Bouldering Crash Pad Review

On the surface, it can seem like all crash pads are the same. All you really need is something to pad your fall when you get the beta wrong and save you from landing […]


Rock Star Peter Croft’s Crag Pack is the TNF Cinder 40

May 17th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Rock Star Peter Croft’s Crag Pack is the TNF Cinder 40

It’s an open secret that some manufacturers have not learned: cragging is really hard on backpacks. Lots of packs can carry your load, haul bags can do it without tearing, but even in their […]


Mind Tools Aim to Keep You Psyched

December 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Rock | Comments Off on Mind Tools Aim to Keep You Psyched

Mind Tools are a climbing accessory created to help climbers overcome fear, making them the first mental training tool for climbers on the market. They are colorful slip covers that fit on most common […]


More Protection from New Petzl Meteor for 2019

November 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear | Comments Off on More Protection from New Petzl Meteor for 2019

For 2019, Petzl sticks to their plan to make helmets that offer side protection in addition to the standard top protection. The updated Meteor, Petzl’s most versatile helmet now offers enhanced protection that complies […]