Stone Summit Team is proudly sponsored by Five Ten and Kailas. Both companies are leaders in the climbing industry and offer our team members discounts on climbing shoes and apparel.
Five Ten is a family-owned company that is dedicated to making the best outdoor sports footwear available. Five Ten was founded by Charles Cole in 1985. Cole had finished up his MBA from University of Michigan, and was hanging out in Yosemite, putting up spectacular first ascent aid routes—many times solo. After a slip while descending El Cap, he decided that climbers not only needed high-friction rubber on their climbing shoes, but on their walking shoes as well.
The name Kailas is derived from the name of the holy Tibetan mountain Kailash. Mt. Kailash rises out of the ground near the source of some of Asia’s longest rivers and is regarded as a sacred place by four religious. Every year religious pilgrims make the journey to Mt. Kailash, following the traditions of their ancestors dating back thousands of years. The rugged terrain, high altitude and harsh weather all contribute to the difficulties of pilgrimage, but those who choose to take it on remain undeterred. The will to complete this spiritual journey is beyond imagination. It is an undertaking that expresses humankind’s search for freedom, which is the philosophy and passion Kailas lives by.
Evolv started manufacturing climbing shoes in 2003 and quickly rose to be one of the top selling climbing shoe companies in the world. Evolv first sponsored USA Climbing in 2011. “We have been long term partners and are excited to continue to be a part of the future of our sport,” said Brian Chung CEO and founder of Evolv.
LA SPORTIVA'S MISSION
Our mission is to bring you the best technical products to explore the outdoors. For 89 years we have been producing innovative products and we are looking forward to the next 80 years. Produced and designed in a small mountain town at the foot of the Dolomites, La Sportiva supports 140 families in a unique and enviable environment. Everyday the mountains surround the people who handcraft our products. Being mountain based and family run allows us to draw on eight decades of experience handed down through the generations. With this heritage we can focus on the future and meld new technologies, ideas and innovation with our rich knowledge of manufacturing to give you the most amazing products on the market. Products that let you go where you dream to go, do what you dream to do and live how you want to live.