The Best Hangboards for Training Season

October 29th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on The Best Hangboards for Training Season

A list of the best hangboards to help you get strong this year


Canuck Comps Week 1: Ontario, Quebec and B.C. Start Boulder Comp Year

October 7th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, News | Comments Off on Canuck Comps Week 1: Ontario, Quebec and B.C. Start Boulder Comp Year

Comps took place at Gravity, Delire and Project Cloverdale


Radical Rounds at Bloc Shop Open 2019

October 1st, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Comps, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on Radical Rounds at Bloc Shop Open 2019

Kaito Watanabe stands before the packed stadium of Montreal’s 2019 Bloc Shop Open. His arms swing, skin cooling against the circulating air. Chalk explodes onto the scene. The crowd is restless. A moment passes. […]


Climbalytics: Data-Tracking Tech for Climbers, Route Setters and Gym Owners

May 21st, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Gear, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on Climbalytics: Data-Tracking Tech for Climbers, Route Setters and Gym Owners

Climbalytics is a new Fitbit-esque data tracker for climbers. A wristband worn while climbing, at a participating gym, syncs via Bluetooth to an app on your phone and keeps track of a variety of […]


Metolius Magnum Bouldering Crash Pad Review

May 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Metolius Magnum Bouldering Crash Pad Review

On the surface, it can seem like all crash pads are the same. All you really need is something to pad your fall when you get the beta wrong and save you from landing […]


Re-enter the Ninja: Boreal Updates its Classic Slipper

April 29th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Re-enter the Ninja: Boreal Updates its Classic Slipper

When Boreal introduced the Ninja it was the first-ever slipper style climbing shoe. Since then, the comfortable and pliable slipper style shoe has evolved and become a staple shoe for all types of climbers. […]


First Look: Scarpa Furia Air are Light with Edging Power

February 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on First Look: Scarpa Furia Air are Light with Edging Power

The new Scarpa Furia Air are the lightest high-end rock shoe ever built coming in at only 150 grams. The design starts with two differing weights of microfiber that are bonded together with a […]


The New Boreal Satori is Perfect for Hard Boulders

January 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on The New Boreal Satori is Perfect for Hard Boulders

The new 2018 Boreal Satori will is one of the best shoes on the market this year for steep and technical bouldering. It was developed alongside the Boreal Dharma in conjunction top climbers around […]


First Look: New Old Petzl GriGri for 2019

July 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on First Look: New Old Petzl GriGri for 2019

The Petzl GriGri is one of the most-used belay devices at gyms and crags and in 2019, Petzl will be releasing one similar to the original. Designed for the experienced belayer, the Petzl GriGri […]


First Look: New Black Diamond Zone Climbing Shoe

June 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on First Look: New Black Diamond Zone Climbing Shoe

In 2017, Black Diamond introduced four models of climbing shoes and for 2019, they’re adding one new model to that collection. The new Black Diamond Zone will sit in between their hardest and softest […]