Review by: c-money, 2004-07-10
It is nice to read another perspective on North American climbing besides the big American mags, but that is about all Gripped has going for it. They publish such a strange, diverse mix of international news, Canadian access news, alpine articles, and fluffy product reviews that it is hard to really see a focus. I think they took a turn for the worse when they altered their focus from "Canada's climbing magazine" to their current, somewhat more international approach. An expanded photo gallery in each issue would proably distract me from what I see as shortcomings... but the 1-3 photos that they publish in their gallery sections don't cut it for me.