Mammut Signs Climbing Athlete Sean McColl to Team Roster
Sport climber, Sean McColl, has been selected as Mammut's newest athlete team member.
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Shelburne, VT â€“ (February 2nd, 2011) Mammut Sports Group, providers of Swiss quality gear and apparel, welcomes another world-class climbing athlete to their team roster. Young Canadian Sean McColl joins Mammut as he takes the sport climbing scene by storm â€“ and trains for the the upcoming 2011 bouldering and climbing World Cup competitions.
McColl claims that “pushing standards since 1987” is his motto â€“ but he’s racked up some seriously impressive climbs, including a second ascent of Chris Sharma’s classic “Dreamcatcher” (5.14d/9a) on McColl’s home turf of Squamish, British Columbia. A speedy ascent of “PuntX” (5.14d/9a), an overhanging test of strength completed in just 1 minute 40 seconds in Gorges du Loup, France, established McColl as force to be reckoned with abroad.
In bouldering, McColl also ranks among the best. Sending “Mandala SDS” (8b+/V.10+), “Goldfish Trombone” (8b+/V10+), “Alsan” (8b+/V10+), several 8a+/V.10 bouldering flashes and more than 100 other boulder problems 8a/V.10 and harder, McColl is stomping through the goals he has set for himself. With 17 rankings among the top 10 in previous World Cup competitions, 9 of which were in the finals, and several podium places, McColl will be one to watch in the upcoming World Cup, as well as in his personal climbing season.
â€œWe are always excited about adding more talent to our climbing and snow athlete rosters,â€ said Mike Welch, Sales and Marketing Manager for Mammut Sports Group
North America. â€œSean is a super strong, passionate, and focused climber who’s been dominating in sport climbing and bouldering internationally â€“ we are psyched to see him representing Mammut on the comp circuit and as he pursues his personal climbing goals.â€
“I am really excited to be on board with Mammut; joining a team of talented climbers is both inspiring and motivating,â€ said McColl. â€This partnership is one that will help me achieve my climbing goals, while testing the latest advancements in climbing gear.”
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