Climbers sitting around a campfire
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El Alma Del Salto (Part II)

The history of climbing locations is something that is oft passed through spoken stories – with accuracy falling short of what those playing telephone on playgrounds would deem acceptable. Chronological order is muddled, “he-said, she-said” reigns supreme, and some of the best (or most entertaining) parts of the story fall through the cracks of selective listening or selective sharing. During my trip in January 2022, some climbers and I were talking to Ramon and asked if he would host a dinner so we could learn a more complete composition of the origins of El Salto. So, it’s through their eyes that I hope to waft this story north of the border. I don’t propose that I am the “right” person to write this story down – but merely that it should be written down. And if I’m the vessel for the message, then so be it.

Meet Scott Ossim, Trango’s Newest Hold Shaper

Feel the Flower 🌸- Behind the Shapes Trango's newest shaper, Scott Ossim, draws inspiration for his new Flower line from years of experience in the climbing industry, working with gyms around the world and helping them…

Homewall Series 01

How to choose holds, determine wall angles, and start setting. When it comes to creating the “perfect” home wall, it’s easy to wax poetic about all the nuances of sizes and angles, hold types and densities, and ways to set. For the…

The Rise of Khan

The Khans, in reference to the character in the Jungle Book, Shere Khan.  There are many reasons this hold line is called what it is. Back in 2018 I took my first trip to Switzerland and I was fortunate enough to climb one of the best boulder…
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eGrips Unifies Under the Trango Brand

The story of Trango’s hold program begins in 1996, in a windowless warehouse in North Boulder. After experiences with disappointing, fragile, and slick polyethylene climbing holds, eGrips looked to a revolutionary new material derived from…
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El Alma Del Salto (Part I)

El Alma Del Salto (Part I) By Trango athlete Karly Rager Click here to read El Alma Del Salto (Part II). Air ribbons floss car windows on the road to La Cienéga de González. Their cool poignancy is amplified by the fact that I’ve…
Nate Kenney holding a Trango Raptor Ice Tool
Top-down view of Mike Anderson climbing The Renaissance, 5.14a, his latest first ascent in Colorado's San Luis Valley.