Watch Silvia Moser Give Tips for Rope Organization

August 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Profiles, Ropes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Silvia Moser Give Tips for Rope Organization

Silvia Moser grew up in Cortina d’Ampezzo in the heart of the Dolomites and began skiing at the age of three. She competed in alpine racing until she was 17, fighting against time between […]


Tips To Keep Your Climbing Rope in Good Shape

June 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ropes | Comments Off on Tips To Keep Your Climbing Rope in Good Shape

The following is an extract from the UIAA Alpine Summer Skills Handbook focuses the factors which weaken a rope and features as part of a chapter dedicated to Equipment. You can purchase the book […]


Sterling Starts Instagram Treasure Hunt for 25th Anniversary

June 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Profiles, Ropes | Comments Off on Sterling Starts Instagram Treasure Hunt for 25th Anniversary

Sterling, a leading manufacturer of rope and life-safety equipment, today announced a national treasure hunt and Instagram contest for rock climbers and enthusiasts to celebrate its 25th anniversary. From June to November, Sterling will […]


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 […]


Sterling DryXP Ropes Exceeds Dry Standards

March 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ropes | Comments Off on Sterling DryXP Ropes Exceeds Dry Standards

By early 2018, all of Sterling’s dry ropes were treated to the DeltaDry process. The process takes water protection to the next level and, on many of their ropes, far exceeds the UIAA Water […]


Seven Top Mid-Winter Climbing Ropes for Ice/Mixed

January 24th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Profiles, Ropes | Comments Off on Seven Top Mid-Winter Climbing Ropes for Ice/Mixed

Ropes are one of the most important pieces of equipment you will own and there are a lot of great options out there. In winter, it’s best to have two when ice climbing to […]


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 […]