A Multi-Pitch Belay Device: Edelrid GigaJul

June 27th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on A Multi-Pitch Belay Device: Edelrid GigaJul

Following the success of their Jul and GigaJul devices, Edelrid has introduced the GigaJul. The GigaJul offers the unique ability to switch between assisted and unassisted belaying using the same device. To switch, just […]


Check Out the New Black Diamond Z4 Cams

June 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News | Comments Off on Check Out the New Black Diamond Z4 Cams

The new cams feature an innovative stem


Black Diamond PosiWire Quickpack for All-rounders and New Climbers

June 6th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Black Diamond PosiWire Quickpack for All-rounders and New Climbers

A quickdraw that features the best of both carabiner worlds


Watch How to Set Up A Metolius Portaledge

May 30th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on Watch How to Set Up A Metolius Portaledge

A how to guide to setting up a Portaledge and fly and pack it back up again.


Edelrid Spoc is a Slick and Efficient Capture Pulley

May 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Edelrid Spoc is a Slick and Efficient Capture Pulley

The Spoc is a really compact little motion-capture device, (meaning, simply, the rope slides through it in one direction and locks when weighted). It’s beautifully made, fits well in the hand despite its small […]


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, […]


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 […]


The New Grivel Duetto Helmet is Light and Sleek

February 6th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on The New Grivel Duetto Helmet is Light and Sleek

The new Grivel Duetto helmet wights only 195 grams, comes in a sleek blue or grey and is certified for climbing, mountaineering and skiing. It debuted in North America at the Denver Outdoor Retailer […]


New Grivel Dark Machine and Machine X Ice Tools

January 31st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on New Grivel Dark Machine and Machine X Ice Tools

Gripped is at the Ourdoor Retailer trade show in Denver and got to check out the North America debut of Grivel’s new tools. Grivel has made radical changes to their ice tool handles for […]