The All-Arounder Rope Bag: Edelrid Drone 2

July 16th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear, Special Feature | No Comments »

If you don’t already have a rope bag, you should get one now. Flaking and dragging rope through the dirt can cause it to wear out 25 per cent sooner than if you keep […]


Crag Etiquette: Finesse Your First Trips to the Rocks

July 15th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in 2013.04, News, Profiles, Special Feature | No Comments »

You’ve had fun at the gym, learned a lot of great movements, mastered belaying indoors and heard tell of the outdoors where the sport began. You’re confident you know the safety techniques of outdoor […]


How to Choose a Baaa-ase Layer: The Merits of Merino

July 2nd, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Special Feature | Comments Off on How to Choose a Baaa-ase Layer: The Merits of Merino

Wool: The Choice for the Real Backcountry You’re a long way from the trailhead. It’s getting late, you’ve worked up a sweat, the temps are dropping and you can feel the cold air seeping […]


Happy Canada Day!

June 30th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Happy Canada Day!

Climbing in Canada rocks and we all celebrate it for different reasons. From the west to the east coast, our country is full of amazing people, world-class stone and unique-to-Canada climbing. Wherever you are […]


Start Climbing Outdoors this Summer: A Friendly Primer for Gym Climbers

June 18th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Start Climbing Outdoors this Summer: A Friendly Primer for Gym Climbers

If you’ve learned to climb in a gym, you are probably curious about how to start climbing outside on real rock. This article will tell you what you need to know and the gear […]


Making an Impact: Canada’s Climbing Gym Solution

April 30th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Making an Impact: Canada’s Climbing Gym Solution

    If you haven’t heard of IMPACT Climbing yet, it’s only a matter of time before you do. With humble beginnings in Milton, Ontario, Canada, IMPACT has amassed over a decade of climbing […]


Pro Skier Dave Treadway Dies in Crevasse Fall

April 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Special Feature | Comments Off on Pro Skier Dave Treadway Dies in Crevasse Fall

Professional skier Dave Treadway has passed away after an accident in western Canada. Treadway was skiing in the Pemberton backcountry on Mon., April 15, according to Pemberton District Search and Rescue (PSAR) when he […]


New Alex Honnold Spatula For All Your Cooking Needs

April 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on New Alex Honnold Spatula For All Your Cooking Needs

“The process is never easy,” explained Alex Honnold. “And sharing your vision can be scary. But developing a game-changing product is always worth it.” Honnold would know. In the past two years, he’s been […]


Canadian Alpine Legend Barry Blanchard Turns 60

March 29th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Canadian Alpine Legend Barry Blanchard Turns 60

Barry “Bubba” Blanchard is considered one of the best Canadian alpine climbers ever, he turned 60 on March 29. “I grew up in poverty hard against the railway tracks in Calgary in the 1960s, […]


Five Big Sends from the Past Week of Climbing

March 26th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Special Feature | Comments Off on Five Big Sends from the Past Week of Climbing

Over the past week, we’ve reported on many stories, but unlike most weeks, this one has been one filled with history-making climbs. From bouldering to trad and sport climbing, below are five highlights. Nina […]