Climbing Gym Shoes for Your Winter Sessions

December 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Climbing Gym Shoes for Your Winter Sessions

While most of us climb in the gym year-round, winter gets us visiting the plastic more than other during seasons. There are plenty of options for out there for all of the different training […]


Top Ice Boots for Your 2017/18 Winter Season

December 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Top Ice Boots for Your 2017/18 Winter Season

If you get cold or wet feet during Canada’s cold months you’ll suffer more than you need to. The technology that goes in to making ice-climbing-specific footwear is so advanced that updating your boots […]


Recall: Omega Pacific Said Carabiners Can Break

November 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Recall: Omega Pacific Said Carabiners Can Break

Omega Pacific said they sold about 1,900 locking carabiners that can “break while in use” in North America. Climbers should check the model numbers have have the carabiners replaced. No injuries or incidents have […]


How Edelrid is Making Rope Treatments Sustainable

November 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Profiles, Ropes, Video | Comments Off on How Edelrid is Making Rope Treatments Sustainable

What is one of Europe’s most environmentally friendly companies doing to develop eco-friendly products? Edelrid has been making major efforts to improve their environmental impact and we sat down with them to understand why […]


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 […]


New Guide Tennie is Made for Canadian Rock Approaches

October 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on New Guide Tennie is Made for Canadian Rock Approaches

The new Guide Tennie is an updated version of Five Ten’s approach shoe that hit the hills many years ago. The 2017 version has stripped away much of the bulk and returned to its […]


Patagonia’s Popular Fleeces Now Fair Trade Certified

October 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear | Comments Off on Patagonia’s Popular Fleeces Now Fair Trade Certified

Patagonia has more styles and products made in Fair Trade Certified™ factories than any other apparel or home goods brand and this fall, two of Patagonia’s best-selling lines, Better Sweater® and Synchilla® Snap-T® are […]