Reviewed: Mad Rock’s Lifeguard Belay Device

August 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on Reviewed: Mad Rock’s Lifeguard Belay Device

The Madrock Lifeguard is a new camming belay device and there are lots of reasons to check it out. Right away you will notice the quality of construction, with metal parts throughout, including the […]


In Canada: New Black Diamond Momentum Shoes

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on In Canada: New Black Diamond Momentum Shoes

Black Diamond has a long track record of making top climbing gear, from harnesses and helmets to cams and ropes. Over the past few years, Black Diamond has introduced new skis, apparel, trekking poles […]


Watch How to Short-Rope on Alpine Terrain

July 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ropes, Video | Comments Off on Watch How to Short-Rope on Alpine Terrain

This series from UKclimbing.com covers the basics of a typical day of alpinsim and mountaineering. In this video, Peter Mason explains how to short rope a climbing partner. Short-roping is one of the most […]


Watch Episode 0 of Edelrid Gear Tour

July 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, Ropes | Comments Off on Watch Episode 0 of Edelrid Gear Tour

Weigh My Rack spent 70 days in Europe this year, most of that time behind the scenes at Edelrid’s german facilities to get a complete understanding of what makes the company tick. Hello climbing […]


Watch How Alien Cams are Made

July 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Video | Comments Off on Watch How Alien Cams are Made

Many years ago, David Waggoner envisioned a cam that helped eliminate the usage of pitons. The Alien cams ability to protect piton scars and flared cracks not only made climbing much safer, faster and […]


Wild Country Revo and New Belay Devices of 2017

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on Wild Country Revo and New Belay Devices of 2017

New belay devices are available to climbers almost every year. Many top brands have or will be releasing new devices in 2017. Black Diamond debuted the ATC Pilot, Edelrid expands its Jul range with […]


How to Rope Up on a Glacier and Glacier Travel Tips

June 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on How to Rope Up on a Glacier and Glacier Travel Tips

Glacier travel is a mandatory part of approaches to many of Canada’s alpine climbs from the Rockies to the coast. Roping up properly can be confusing and if you do it wrong there can […]