New Petzl Ergonomic is Cutting Edge Ice Tool

December 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

Petzl’s all-new Ergonomic ice tool has raised the standard for winter mixed/ice tool design. The tool bridges the gap between the popular Nomic and its predecessor, the Ergo, offering more utility than ever as […]


Will Gadd Tests New-Age Ice Gear at Helmcken Falls

December 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Will Gadd has been putting Black Diamond gear to the test for over 20 years. He was an early proponent of our revolutionary carbon fiber ice tools—now known as the Cobra—and has been questing […]


What to Bring Ice Climbing for East Coast Winter

November 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News | Comments Off on What to Bring Ice Climbing for East Coast Winter

Here’s a short video showing a good range of things to carry for a day of ice climbing winter routes in the eastern hills of North America. “I’ll add a little rock gear for […]


The Ultimate Crack Climbers’ Hangboard

November 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on The Ultimate Crack Climbers’ Hangboard

The Rockstone Adjustable Crack Board is the ultimate hangboard for crack climbers. The board allows you to train finger, hand and fist jams with full body weight. “We conducting a Presale of our Crack […]


Review: The Wild Country Revo Belay Device

September 6th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Review: The Wild Country Revo Belay Device

When the Revo Belay Device by Wild Country arrived in our office, it was met with some excitement. After all, its path from conception to execution has been long and given rise to numerous […]


First Look at New Petzl Nomic, Quark and Ergonomic

August 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on First Look at New Petzl Nomic, Quark and Ergonomic

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 […]