We are delighted to introduce the very talented Emma Twyford to the SCARPA Climbing team. Emma represented Great Britain for 8 years competitively before going back to her roots of bouldering, sport, trad and alpine climbing. She is one of the few female route setters in the UK with fellow SCARPA athlete and friend Evie Cotrulia. Together they have set up ‘Creative Climbing’ to bridge the gender gap in climbing and inspire more ladies into the industry by providing beginner workshops.
When purchasing climbing shoes, the challenge at the end of the day is understanding what climbing shoe will work most effectively for what type of climbing you do the most. I would make one major point here:
You will NEVER have a climbing shoe that will cover ALL bases
Now you’ve got to grips with what you like, you may want to understand more about every facet of the shoe; from the rubber to the closure system to the material we use to make the shoe, it all plays a part in its overall performance. Understanding this in more detail is what in many ways separates the amateurs from the pros.
Read on to understand the true science, nay art, of climbing shoe design, laces and Velcro!
Joining the SCARPA Ski team is Dougie Mill. Hailing from Dunfermline, Scotland but now living in the French Alps with his wife Lynn where he spends his time ski instructing and coaching others. In this introduction to the SCARPA team, find out more about Dougie and what it’s like to be a BASI Skiing instructor.
You’ve been climbing 6 months to a year in your first pair of climbing shoes and you’re now considering taking the next step. Your new friends down the wall or at the crag are filling your head with so much information on climbing shoes; what to get, what to avoid, which rubber is best…
In this 4 part blog series Robbie Phillips- SCARPA athlete, climbing coach, motivational speaker and all-round nice guy- shares his insights into choosing and getting the most out of your first pair of SCARPA climbing shoes…
Scarpa Athlete Yann Genoux is a full-time route setter working across the world at some of the world’s biggest climbing comps.
This year he is setting at the IFSC Lead World Cup in July, is Chief setter for the British Lead Climbing Championships in October and setting at the Nordic lead climbing championships in November.
We got a slice of Yann’s time to discuss his role setting at these competitions and touch upon some of his outdoor exploits.
Now after touring in the boots and tackling some steep descents, Amy gives us the rundown on the Gea RS in this review.
We invest a lot of money in our footwear so it makes sense to look after them. In this guide, we detail the best practice for cleaning and reproofing your boots with advice direct from the Scarpa UK team. Improve your experience with our boots and help prevent sending them into an early retirement.
Read on for all the information you’ll need to keep your boots in tip-top condition all year-round.