Review: Mountain Hardwear Splitter Station 40

May 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear | Comments Off on Review: Mountain Hardwear Splitter Station 40

The Splitter Station 40 is a robust new pack for 2018 that has a haul-bag shape and is constructed with 840d ballistic nylon construction with 600d TPU front paneling for abrasion resistance. There is […]


Here are Five Reasons to Wear a Climbing Helmet

May 18th, 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 […]


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. […]


Review: Five Ten Rogue VCS Climbing Shoe

May 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Review: Five Ten Rogue VCS Climbing Shoe

The Five Ten Rogue VCS is an affordable option for all-round climbing, whether you’re at the gym or heading out on the rock. The dual hook-and-loop closures and a perforated upper keep the shoe […]


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 […]


New Coloured Chalk Blends in With the Rock

May 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on New Coloured Chalk Blends in With the Rock

One of the worst things about busy climbing areas is the ugly white chalk that marks heavily-used holds. To help fix the problem, Climbing Addicts has produced coloured chalk that blends into the stone. […]


Review: Black Diamond 7.8 FullDry Half Ropes

May 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ropes | Comments Off on Review: Black Diamond 7.8 FullDry Half Ropes

Black Diamond 7.8 FullDry Half Ropes are perfect for all seasons in Canada, especially for longer rock and alpine climbs in the summer. With a next level dry treatment, they also have UIAA fall […]