Black Diamond’s Heated Chalk Bag Sold Out in One Day

April 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Black Diamond’s Heated Chalk Bag Sold Out in One Day

What was one of the the best April Fools jokes from any climbing brand in recent years has turned into a brilliant piece of marketing. Black Diamond released its new Hot Forge Heated Chalk […]


Review: The Black Diamond Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag

April 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Review: The Black Diamond Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag

Update: They sold out in one day. More coming in early May. On April 1, Black Diamond released their newest and most ingenious idea to solve cold fingers at the crag: the Black Diamond […]


New D4 Trapezium Portaledge Good for Working Projects

March 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on New D4 Trapezium Portaledge Good for Working Projects

Big Wall Gear, LLC has announced the new multi-purpose D4 Trapezium, a whole new paradigm in foldable platform technology built for climbers. The D4 Trapezium is light and fits into a daypack and has […]


History of C.A.M.P and Cassin Equipment

March 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on History of C.A.M.P and Cassin Equipment

Conception of Articles for Mountaineering Made in Premana (C.A.M.P.) was formed in 1889 high in the mountains of Premana, Italy 103 years after the first ascent of Mont Blanc. At that time, Nicola Codega […]


First Look: Grivel’s New Gravity 35 Pack

March 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | Comments Off on First Look: Grivel’s New Gravity 35 Pack

For 2018, Grivel is introducing the Gravity 35 rucksack and here to present it is the one and only Stevie Haston. It has nice clean shape with durable material and is intended for rock […]


More Head Protection with Petzl Boreo Helmet

March 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on More Head Protection with Petzl Boreo Helmet

The Petzl Boreo helmet was developed to give your head more protection while being very durable. The shell combines hard plastic and light, dense foam to absorb impact either from contact with the rock […]


Kai Lightner Joins BD and Aims for Olympics

March 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Rock | Comments Off on Kai Lightner Joins BD and Aims for Olympics

The following is a press release from Black Diamond about Kai Lightner joining their team. We’re proud to announce that Kai Lightner is now officially a Black Diamond (BD) Athlete. Truth be told, Kai […]