First Look at New Petzl Nomic, Quark and Ergonomic

August 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

Petzl has updated their amazing Nomic and Quark and are introducing the highly anticipated Ergonomic. Gripped magazine caught up with Pierre Plaze, product manager at Petzl, at Ouray Ice Fest in January 2018. Watch […]


Here are Five Reasons to Wear a Climbing Helmet

July 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Here are Five Reasons to Wear a Climbing Helmet

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 […]


First Look: New Old Petzl GriGri for 2019

July 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on First Look: New Old Petzl GriGri for 2019

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 | Comments Off on New Grivel Sport Climbing Daisy Chain for 2019

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. […]


New Petzl Helmets Give More Side and Top Protection

July 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on New Petzl Helmets Give More Side and Top Protection

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 […]


First Look: New Black Diamond C4 Camalots for 2019

June 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on First Look: New Black Diamond C4 Camalots for 2019

Black Diamond is bringing us an updated C4 Camalot in 2019, which is lighter and has a number of great new features. This will be the fourth generation of the C4 Camalot, which was […]