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Metolius Athlete Roster for 2014 Includes Sharma, Rodden, Siegrist

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Beth Rodden signs on exclusively with Metolius

Bend, Ore. (March 27, 2014) – Metolius has been a leader in climbing for over thirty years with high quality climbing equipment and innovative designs, as well as one of the best pro teams in the sport of climbing. The Metolius Climbing Team for 2014 includes professional climbers Chris Sharma, Beth Rodden and Jonathan Siegrist in addition to nearly 100 top level athletes in the sport. These climbers use Metolius’ gear for every type of climbing from bouldering to big wall climbs, 8000m mountains to hard single pitch free routes and their feedback helps ensure that all Metolius products are made to the highest standards.

“We have a very dynamic and talented group of climbers on the team this year, from passionate climbers with day jobs to full time professionals,” said Brooke Sandahl, marketing manager at Metolius. “Every athlete on our roster is important to the success of our brand. The goal of the Metolius Climbing Team is to not only push the limits of the sport, but to use our athletes’ extensive experience, knowledge and input to continue improving our designs. That way, anyone who picks up a piece of Metolius equipment can be 100% confident in its performance.”

Beginning in 2014 Beth Rodden will exclusively use Metolius equipment as she renews her sponsorship for the 18th year in a row with the brand. Chris Sharma will continue to headline Metolius Super Chalk, keeping his grip on any 5.15’s he will be sending. Jonathan Siegrist will use Metolius hardware such as Master Cams, Bravo Quickdraws, and big wall gear, on various projects across the globe.

To view the full Metolius Climbing Team roster, please visit

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

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