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Ongoing Ascension: Climber Nina Caprez gets Better and Better

Aug. 14th 2013

Nina Caprez’ climbing career started differently from most people in that she graduated to sport climbing from trad climbing. From humble mountaineering beginnings, the now SCARPA athlete found the athleticism and focus of sport climbing very alluring. And now she does both very well. The 25-year-old Swiss climber already has an impressive competitive World Cup resume, representing Switzerland in Lead and Bouldering comps. Her next chapter is concentrating on multi-pitch routes that require expert stamina and skill. And, maybe after that, she says, she’ll start thinking about having some babies…but there’s no rush.

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Precise Power Moves with the SCARPA Vapor V

Aug. 7th 2013

The Vapor V’s power starts under the front of the shoe with Bi-tension Active Rands that direct power to key parts of the shoe to offer higher performance paired with better comfort than a traditional slingshot rand.

On the toe box, the Vapor V uses synthetic microsuede, which stretches without stretching out. Underfoot, a Vibram XS Edge sole balances superb grip with durability.

At home in a variety of more technical climbing situations, the Vapor V embodies SCARPA and Climbing Line Manager Heinz Mariacher’s philosophy of using active-tensioned rands to consistently improve performance while also making rock shoes more comfortable.

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