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Video: A – B Red Rock Bouldering

Apr. 12th 2016

Just some good quality climbing footage from SCARPA athlete Michael Rosato (@mikerosay) and several members of the SCARPA southeast grassroots team. Read the full story here.

A␥B from Michael Rosato on Vimeo.

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Michael Rosato works Monkey Bar Direct (V8).
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What Makes a Great Climbing Trip?

Apr. 12th 2016

Good friends, classic problems, and a relative lack of real-world responsibility: Bouldering trips are hard to beat. When several members of our Southeast grassroots team, Michael Rosato (@mikerosay), Al Smith, Keith Share (@sharekeith), Dan Horne, Billy Brown (@southernsteeze), Eric Eigner, and Kaitlyn Honnold (@khonnold), got together in Red Rock, Nevada, over New Year’s 2016, they worked about every problem they could get their hands on and put together a pretty sweet little edit of their trip. We asked the crew a few questions about their experience in one of America’s premiere climbing destinations. Here’s what they had to say.

Michael Rosato works Monkey Bar Direct (V8).

Michael Rosato works Monkey Bar Direct (V8).

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Sean McColl’s Week of Crush

Mar. 18th 2016
Sean McColl works through M3 in the finals of CWIF 2016.

Sean McColl works through M3 in the finals of CWIF 2016.

SCARPA’s newest global athlete Sean McColl did work last week. On March 12, he took home the win against an incredibly stacked field that included Rustam Gelmanov, Jan Hojer, and Jimmy Webb at the Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) in Sheffield, England. The the technical finals problems played well into Sean’s style. “I managed to pull a couple “off-the-book” climbs,” said McColl of his comp experience. “And adventure my way through some tricky boulders to win the event.” Men’s final’s problem #3 was the real crowd pleaser, requiring insane body tension and some creativity. Watch the problem here.

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5 Questions with New SCARPA Athlete Sean McColl

Jan. 19th 2016

Sean McColl needs no introduction. He’s one of the world’s most prolific climbers with an incredible resume both indoors and out. And we’re incredibly excited to announce that Sean has joined the SCARPA global athlete team in 2016, further establishing SCARPA as the go-to rock shoe brand for performance-driven climbers. We caught up with Sean to chat about climbing, training, his future goals, and the new SCARPA-Sean McColl partnership.

Sean McColl works a boulder problem in Squamish BC.

Sean McColl works a boulder problem in Squamish BC. Photo: Matt Johnson

Sean McColl works a boulder problem in Squamish BC.
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Beans and Rice Freeride: Ep. 1 “Too Deep, Too Steep”

Dec. 7th 2015

SCARPA athlete Jake Sakson and his buddy Morgan Boyles are back at it with their own brand of deep and quirky telemark action. Relocating to Central Colorado opens the crew up to the ski mountaineering potential of the Colorado Rockies and has them seriously considering the true place of Freeheel skiing.

Beans and Rice: Episode One “To Deep, Too Steep” from BeansandRiceFreeride on Vimeo.

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Alex Puccio Sends in Bishop, CA

Nov. 16th 2015

Alex Puccio and her trusty SCARPA Instinct VS take on Buttermilk test pieces. Must Watch!

Alex Puccio works Buttermilker V12 in Bishop, California.
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5 Best Ski Days of an Everyday Skier

Nov. 11th 2015

SCARPA athlete Doug Evans gets after it. A landscaper by trade with a few odd jobs scattered in there the rest of the year, he’s structured his entire life around snow sliding and face shots. His Instagram feed (@Dougtheskier) will make the weekend warrior drool. As of November 11, 2016, he’s already logged several memorable days in the Colorado high country extending his streak to 171 consecutive months of skiing. But to get the rest of us stoked for what we hope is to come, we asked him to recount his five favorite days from Winter 2014/15 while he was testing our award-winning Freedom boots. From epic deepness in Taos, New Mexico, to long summer-ski missions on the Front Range, he sets the standard for a passionate skier logging almost 160 days last season. Let’s hope this season shapes up as good as last.

SCARPA Freedom RS 130 wear test.

160 days a year is a dream for some. It’s healthy to have dreams.

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Why Chris Davenport Trusts the Freedom RS 130

Oct. 21st 2015

Developed in partnership with freeski icon Chris Davenport, the new SCARPA Freedom RS 130 is the most versatile freeride ski boot on the market. With its stout 130-flex and silky smooth walk mode, the Freedom RS 130 can tackle the entire mountain from lift-served hot laps to full days of backcountry touring. Awarded by every major North American ski publication, the Freedom RS 130 is the best ski boot of 2016. Dav has trusted this boot in the mountains from Alaska to Antarctica and everywhere in between. Watch and learn why Chris chooses the Freedom RS 130 for every skiing application. Then shop for your own pair here.

Why Chris Davenport Uses the Freedom RS 130 from SCARPA North America on Vimeo.

SCARPA Freedom RS 130
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Introducing “Westward” a New Film Series Featuring Lynsey Dyer

Sep. 29th 2015

In “Westward,” a new video series from KGB Productions that’s debuting online this fall, viewers get a glimpse into the worlds of four distinct mountain characters who’ve made lives for themselves in the West and found the perfect balance between work, life, and play. These four intriguing individuals are dedicated skiers who’ve chosen to eschew traditional jobs and city life to follow their own paths and pursue their passions in the remote, snow-covered corner of the globe that is Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Along the way, they may have been forced to leave something behind, but through their migration, they have discovered a treasure all their own. Watch the trailer below.

Lynsey Dyer

Lynsey Dyer sends in British Columbia in her SCARPA Freedom SL.

Lynsey Dyer
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Erik Weihenmayer Takes on the Dolomites

Sep. 14th 2015

One of the world’s foremost adventurers and advocates explores the roots and the routes of one of the world’s most famous mountain ranges.

 

Erik Weihenmayer has climbed the 7 summits, kayaked the Grand Canyon, and so much more all while being blind.

Though he’s blind, Erik Weihenmayer has climbed the 7 Summits, kayaked the Grand Canyon, and much, much more.

Erik Weihenmayer has climbed the 7 summits, kayaked the Grand Canyon, and so much more all while being blind.
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