The New SPOT X Can Message From Almost Anywhere

May 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on The New SPOT X Can Message From Almost Anywhere

The new SPOT X can message from almost anywhere and is a great tool for climbers to have in their pack in case things go bad in the mountains. SPOT X combines proven S.O.S. […]


Top Brands Talk Climbing Trends in 2018

May 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on Top Brands Talk Climbing Trends in 2018

Mountain sports range from casual day hikes to long distance traverses to alpinism and there’s more people in the mountains now than ever before. At the ISPO trade show 2018, a number of big […]


Top Five Climbing April Fools Jokes 2018

April 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on Top Five Climbing April Fools Jokes 2018

The 2018 April Fools jokes were alive and well on Easter Sunday this year. Many brands played along, including us with the first 5.16a in Canada by Bob and Doug. So here are the […]


Outdoor Retailer Winter 2018 Sneak Peek

January 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on Outdoor Retailer Winter 2018 Sneak Peek

The first Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show was held this week in Denver and over 1,000 manufacturers showed new products to 11,000 retail buyers, media and athletes. Below are photos of some hot new […]


MEC Has Great New Outdoor Gear for 2018

January 23rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Outdoor | Comments Off on MEC Has Great New Outdoor Gear for 2018

MEC continues its tradition of designing and catering equipment and apparel for outdoor enthusiasts with their 2018 lineup of spring and summer gear. See the full line of spring/summer releases from MEC here. Whatever […]


Tech Tip: Using a Clove Hitch at Fixed Anchors

December 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Video | Comments Off on Tech Tip: Using a Clove Hitch at Fixed Anchors

Brent Peters is an Association of Canadian Mountain Guides guide who demonstrates using the clove hitch for faster and easier to manage climbing anchors. Petzl has released a series of online guides for best […]


Mountain Hardwear Impact Initiative: Vincent Colliard

November 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on Mountain Hardwear Impact Initiative: Vincent Colliard

Polar explorer and Mountain Hardwear Ambassador of Impact, Vincent Colliard, is traveling the globe with the goal of skiing and surveying the world’s 20 largest glaciers. From ecologist and Ambassador of Impact, @charles_post: "In […]