Sterling Starts Instagram Treasure Hunt for 25th Anniversary

June 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Profiles, Ropes | No Comments »

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 […]


Watch Good Film on How Edelrid Ropes are Made

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Profiles, Ropes | Comments Off on Watch Good Film on How Edelrid Ropes are Made

In this 10-minute film, Weigh My Rack asks Germany-based Edelrid to walk them through every step of the rope making process. Watch the intricate details of what it takes to make a quality climbing […]


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 […]