Digitclimbing Makes Hangboards in Montreal

January 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on Digitclimbing Makes Hangboards in Montreal

Digitclimbing makes high-end portable hangboards, wooden holds, campus rungs, balls and other training tools. Every hangboard is handmade in Montreal out of wood. One of their cool products is called the Yubi and it […]


The Biggest Big Bro is Back on the Market

January 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on The Biggest Big Bro is Back on the Market

The gold Trango Big Bro is back on the market for a limited run (only 100). If you’re into wide cracks, you need this mega piece. From Trango: Designed to protect the widest cracks, […]


Five Hot New Black Diamond Gear for 2019

January 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Five Hot New Black Diamond Gear for 2019

There’s a lot of new climbing gear hitting the shelves in 2019 and many brands are introducing new, bright colours for items already available. BD Athlete @babsizangerl with the quickness on Atonement (5.14b), sending […]


Watch Grivel is 200 Years Old Film

December 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Grivel is 200 Years Old Film

A great many brands have anniversaries, but how many can say they’ve had their 200th? Travel to where it all began for Grivel, a sleepy village under the shadow of Mont Blanc where a […]


The New Osprey Mutant Series for Climbers

December 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Outdoor | Comments Off on The New Osprey Mutant Series for Climbers

Osprey is one of the world’s leading pack designers and they’ve just released a new line of climber-specific packs in the Mutant line. They combine the long-haul capabilities of the Variant Series with the […]


New Petzl Ergonomic is Cutting Edge Ice Tool

December 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on New Petzl Ergonomic is Cutting Edge Ice Tool

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 | Comments Off on Will Gadd Tests New-Age Ice Gear at Helmcken Falls

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 […]