Five Reasons to Wear a Climbing Helmet

September 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on 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 […]


New Black Diamond Ropes, Harness and Shoes for 2018

September 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on New Black Diamond Ropes, Harness and Shoes for 2018

Black Diamond’s rope line is growing in 2018 after a successful few seasons of them being on the market. All ropes have a middle marker, the thinner one are dry and thicker ones are […]


The New DMM Dragon 7 and 8 are Big Cams

August 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on The New DMM Dragon 7 and 8 are Big Cams

The biggest announcement (literally) from DMM this year is the addition of two large siblings to the Dragon Cam family, a size 7 and 8. We're at the @outdoorshow introducing our latest products and […]


The Petzl GriGri+ is Great Addition to GriGri Line

August 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | Comments Off on The Petzl GriGri+ is Great Addition to GriGri Line

The GriGri+ is an assisted braking device designed for all climbers, for both indoor and outdoor climbing. It can be used with all single ropes (optimized for 8.9 to 10.5 mm diameter ropes) and […]


The History of Wild Country Friends

August 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on The History of Wild Country Friends

The camming device is one of the greatest pieces of climbing gear ever made, just try to imagine a world without them. Their short history began in 1977 when British climber Mark Vallance founded […]


Reviewed: Mad Rock’s Lifeguard Belay Device

August 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on Reviewed: Mad Rock’s Lifeguard Belay Device

The Madrock Lifeguard is a new camming belay device and there are lots of reasons to check it out. Right away you will notice the quality of construction, with metal parts throughout, including the […]


Watch How Alien Cams are Made

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | Comments Off on Watch How Alien Cams are Made

Many years ago, David Waggoner envisioned a cam that helped eliminate the usage of pitons. The Alien cams ability to protect piton scars and flared cracks not only made climbing much safer, faster and […]