Premier Climbing Brand Trango Adds Dawn Wall FFA Climber Kevin Jorgeson to Elite Team Roster

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Image courtesy of Trango, photo by Corey Rich.
Image courtesy of Trango, photo by Corey Rich.

Trango, the Colorado-based designer and manufacturer of premier climbing gear and holds, is proud to announce that Kevin Jorgeson has joined the brand’s Elite Climbing Team. In addition to wearing and testing all Trango gear, Kevin has also picked Tenaya US as his climbing shoes of choice. Trango is the sole US distributor for the Spanish-based climbing shoe brand, Tenaya. 

“I’m excited to join Trango for both the product quality and team,” says Jorgeson. “I’ve known many of the team for my entire career, so to have the chance to collaborate on new product is a thrill. I’ve been logging a lot of hours on the Natural Rock Prodigy hang board lately and have been loving it—in a Type 2 Fun kind of way. I’m excited to push the limits of Trango gear, and to be very hands on in helping to create the best gear on earth.”

“Kevin has such a rich climbing background,” says Chris Klinke, Trango president. “His competition climbing background, high-ball bouldering expertise, historic free-climb of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall, support of 1Climb, and more recent focus on the indoor climbing gym scene makes him a perfect partner for Trango. Our brand speaks to both outdoor and indoor climbing adventures, and Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the table.”

Jorgeson, who started climbing at his local gym at age 11 and competing in international competitions five years later, has a long-storied climbing career replete with first ascents, films, and giving back to the climbing community.

After completing the first-ever free climb of The Dawn Wall (with partner Tommy Caldwell), Jorgeson helped co-found 1Climb, an organization focused on introducing one million urban-based kids to the sport via climbing gyms built in boys and girls clubs. He’s also the owner of Session Climbing Gym in Sonoma Country, California.

Jorgeson will be supporting Trango at the annual CWA (Climbing Wall Association) conference in Portland, Oregon. Trango is a leading hold manufacturer with a dedicated team of shapers and route setters; new for 2024 is the introduction of Trango ABS holds which are not only made of recycled materials, but also recyclable. “Innovation is one of the reasons I signed with Trango,” says Jorgeson. “Not only am I very in tune with how Trango is making a difference with shapes and materials, as a father, I’m super keen on the brand’s push towards sustainability and recycling.”

About Trango
Founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1991, Trango is an athlete-driven brand, dedicated to challenging the status quo of climbing and to advancing indoor gym technology. In addition to designing and producing premier climbing equipment, Trango is the sole US distributor for Tenaya climbing shoes. At Trango, we create innovative equipment that climbers trust. Our company is passionate about solution-oriented products that help climbers pursue the sport we love. You can count on Trango gear to deliver something extra, something special, that will contribute to your climbing adventure, indoors or out. 


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