Metolius Sponsors Northern California’s Youth Climbing League

Metolius, makers of the safest and best rock climbing gear around, sponsors the Northern California Youth Climbing League.
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Bend, Ore.
Metolius, makers of the safest and best rock climbing gear around, sponsors the Northern California Youth Climbing League (YCL).Bringing young climbers together throughout Northern California, the YCL’s goal is to get youth excited about climbing. Metolius will provide the YCL with support and equipment to foster growth in the next generation of climbers.

“We are excited to have Metolius on board,” says YCL Director, Andy Puhvel. “We want the best for our kids and Metolius climbing gear is simply the best on the market. It is important to us to foster the connection between young climbers and companies like Metolius, who give so much back to the climbing community.”

With five participating gyms and multiple competitions in Northern California, the YCL offers youth a unique opportunity to compete against peers in a fun and relaxed format.With a successful 2013 youth league season just wrapping up, the YCL looks forward to growing the program for next season.

The league is presented by Metolius and Evolv, and receives support from a list of other sponsors including Clif Bar, Sanuk, Climbing Magazine and Yo! Basecamp Rock Climbing Camp.YCL participants are given support and gear from these sponsors, making participation in the season and competitions possible.

“The YCL is a wonderful program,” says Brooke Sandahl, Vice President of Metolius Climbing.“It’s cool to see Andy create and organize leagues like this for the kids.We are honored to give our support and take part in it.”The YCL joins the Hueco Rock Rodeo in a list of recent youth climbing initiatives Metolius has extended support to.

For more information about Metolius, visit metoliusclimbing.com.

For more information about the Northern California Youth Climbing League, visit norcalyouthclimbingleague.com

About Youth Climbing League

Presented by Yo! Basecamp Rock Climbing Camp, Northern California’s Youth Climbing League was founded in 1996 and is America’s longest running competition series. Bringing together kids ages 7-18 from over 10 gyms throughout the greater Bay Area, the YCL is a fun recreational competition series that encourages kids to train hard and try hard without over-emphasizing the stressful aspects of competition climbing. Sponsored by Evolv and Metolius, two West Coast companies who are leaders in the climbing industry, the league is proud to bring together local young climbers, coaches, and companies to emphasize the unique community aspect of our sport. During the season—which includes four competitions and a Championship event—young climbers and parents get a chance to know one another, climb and boulder together, and share the fun sport of indoor climbing. Through generous donations from Metolius, Evolv, Clif Bar, Sanuk, Climbing Magazine, and Yo! Basecamp, kids are stoked with climbing gear goodies throughout the season, getting them excited about their own climbing and what’s going on in the sport of climbing. For many of these kids, the YCL is their first time ever climbing, and one of the league’s goals is to spark their curiosity about outdoor rock climbing. Even Alex Honnold started out in the YCL before he went on to blow the standards of big wall climbing out the roof! The Youth Climbing League is a great structure for getting kids motivated to push themselves and to realize the unique and fun community of people who participate in the sport of climbing.

About Metolius
Founded in 1983 near the headwaters of the Metolius River, Metolius equipment was born out of respect for rock climbing. Metolius has since built a solid reputation as a leading designer and manufacturer of performance rock climbing equipment that is Safer by Design. Metolius has always focused on new and innovative rock climbing gear while ensuring the highest quality available. They’ve built a strong reputation as an innovator in the design of cutting-edge rock climbing gear. Metolius is proud to be able to claim innovations in just about every category of rock climbing gear from traditional, sport, bouldering and big wall/technical alpine. Metolius also works to educate others to preserve the environment and the climbing lifestyle. For more information, visit www.metoliusclimbing.com.

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