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 […]


First Look: Petzl KAB Rope Bag for Indoor Climbing

June 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on First Look: Petzl KAB Rope Bag for Indoor Climbing

Petzl has released some information about some of their January 2019 equipment and the Petzl KAB rope bag caught our attention. It’s designed for gym climbing with an urban aesthetic. The bag features a […]


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: The Evolv Oracle is Perfect for Projects

May 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Review: The Evolv Oracle is Perfect for Projects

The new Evolv Oracle is an ultra performance series shoe with a high-performance downturned lace-up build designed for steep sport routes, bouldering and gym climbing. Despite having an aggressive last, the shoe conforms quickly […]