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Metolius Sponsors Youth Climbing League

Bend, Ore. (Jan. 10, 2014) – For the third year in a row, Metolius Climbing is set to sponsor the Youth Climbing League (YCL), the longest-running indoor climbing competition league in California. Metolius’ support will include gear, giveaways, and funding for the competitions, which run from January 13 – March 1, 2014.

Since 1996, the YCL has been organizing competitions for kids throughout California. Run by Andy Puhvel and Lisa Coleman, the YCL gets kids aged 7 to 18 climbing in a supportive, but competitive environment. The kids are divided by age and compete in top-roping and bouldering competitions. While it is a competition, the YCL’s ultimate goal is to help foster young people’s passion for climbing.

“Metolius is happy to sponsor the Youth Climbing League and support its mission of getting young people excited about climbing,” said Brooke Sandahl, Marketing Manager at Metolius. “Kids are the future of climbing, and fostering their passion is vital for the progression of our sport.”

To learn more about the Youth Climbing League visit the website at:

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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