Review: Grivel Clepsydra S Carabiner

February 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

Grivel’s twin-gate carabiners create safer, faster and stronger biners and have been on the market for a few years. One of Grivel’s best twin-gate biners for belaying is the Plume, but the wires are […]


Indoor Weekly: Review of Tindeq Progressor and V-Rings

February 5th, 2018 by Tim Banfield | Posted in Events, Events, Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Indoor Weekly: Review of Tindeq Progressor and V-Rings

At a time when training for climbing seems to be becoming as popular as actual climbing, comes a unique training device that actually sets itself apart from the competitors. Most training products have specific […]


First Look at New Grivel RECCO-Reflector Helmet

February 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Mountain, News | Comments Off on First Look at New Grivel RECCO-Reflector Helmet

Grivel launched at ISPO in Europe the first mountaineering helmets with RECCO system. Grivela is a leader in mountain equipment and is celebrating in 2018 its 200th anniversary. RECCO, a Swedish company which produces […]


Watch How to Make Your Own Stick Clip

January 31st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch How to Make Your Own Stick Clip

We’ve all been there, stood at the bottom of a crag wishing we could clip the first bolt before we start our route. This is often the case when there are tough, bouldery moves […]


First Look at New Petzl Nomic, Quark and Ergonomic

January 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Ice, News, 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 […]


Lessons with Steve House on Ice Climb Rappelling

January 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Lessons with Steve House on Ice Climb Rappelling

Steve House gives a lesson on how to make an A-thread, a variation to the V-thread ice anchor. This is a great way for rappelling without leaving any sling material behind. “I’m going to […]


Best Ice Tools for Record Breaking Low Temps

January 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Best Ice Tools for Record Breaking Low Temps

It’s the start of 2018 and most of us in Canada and across the U.S.A. have been hit with record-breaking lows. If you’re an ice climber then you know that when the temps dip […]