BOULDER, Colo. (April 20, 2023) – SCARPA, one of the world’s leaders in performance mountain footwear, added climber Shawn Raboutou to its roster of professional athletes and ambassadors. The Boulder, CO native is currently the only person with two V17 (9A) ascents under his belt and will spend the coming year working towards additional V17s such as Burden of Dreams (Finland) and Sudain Seul (Fontainebleau).
“We’re so happy that Shawn is a part of the SCARPA family,” said Stefanie Kamm, Athlete Manager at SCARPA North America. “His accomplishments speak for themselves, but we’ve been consistently impressed with Shawn’s career for years. He has some exciting projects on the horizon and we can’t wait to see him crushing them in SCARPA shoes.”
Raboutou’s addition to the climbing team puts him in good company – he’ll be amongst the likes of Alex Puccio, Nathaniel Coleman, Alannah Yip, Sean Bailey and many other accomplished athletes. Shawn plans to tackle his goals in his favorite SCARPA shoe lineup – namely, the Drago LV and Instinct VSR.
Continuing the momentum, SCARPA is also adding multiple new athletes in the mountain, run and climb disciplines.
SCARPA is pleased to welcome the below athletes to their team:
Andrew is an alpinist currently residing in Los Angeles, CA and Lisbon, Portugal who’s solo climbed Cosmiques Arete Chamonix. His favorite zones are anywhere in the French or Italian Alps, and his favorite SCARPA shoe is the Phantom Tech.
Jackson is an alpinist from Utah, who has climbed Techno Terror on Pyramid Peak and established many routes and first ascents in Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan. His favorite SCARPA shoe is the Phantom Tech.
Joshua is an alpinist from Ecuador who lead the process for Ecuador to become a country member of the IFMGA. He’s also climbed the Cassin pillar of Denali, completed a first ascent in Nepal and guided Makalu. Joshua uses the entire line of SCARPA boots, and loves the F1 LT for ski mountaineering missions.
Krissy is a trail runner from Bellingham, WA, and has over twenty years of running experience under her belt. She has placed as the first female in The Tour du Mont Blanc 150 km, Hardrock 100, The Hurt 100, UTMB Mont Fuji and broken the Wonderland Trail FKT. Krissy’s favorite SCARPA shoes are the Golden Gate Kima RT and Golden Gate ATR.
Chris is a trail runner currently residing in Breckenridge, CO, and was the first person to out and back the WURL (Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup). He set a World Record in 2021 for the most vertical feet climbed in a single month (400,000), and his favorite SCARPA shoe is the Ribelle Run Kalibra G.
Canyon is a trail runner from Franklin, NC who has set an unsupported FKT on S.C.A.R. and placed in the top 50 at UTMB 2022. He’s an advocate for environmental and political change, and his favorite SCARPA shoe is the Golden Gate Kima RT.
Lucie is a trail runner and climber based in Western CO, and has climbed El Chapo in Rifle Mountain Park, and placed 6th in the Leadville Silver Rush 50 Miler. She’s also getting her Master’s in sports psychology and is passionate about fostering better mental health practices in sports environments. Her favorite shoe is the Spin Ultra.
Lor is a climber currently based in Flagstaff, AZ who has climbed Cousin of Death, Insomnia Canyon, IV 5.13+. They work as the Training Leader for the Warrior’s Way, a mental training organization that uses climbing as a foundation for developing awareness, engaging challenges with intention and building personal power. Lor’s favorite SCARPA shoe is the Instinct VS.
Shara is a Denver, CO based climber who created Cruxing in Color as an effort to pair her passions for education and the outdoors and break down barriers within the sport. Cruxing in Color is a meetup platform aiming to connect, inspire and educate self-identified POC within the context of climbing by offering free mentorship and access to gear. Shara’s favorite SCARPA shoe is the Instinct VS.
Amity is a climber and sports dietician from Colorado, who has a number of incredible ground up ascents like Freerider, Golden Gate and El Corazon on El Cap. She’s passionate about both big wall climbing and helping others use nutrition to maximize their performance and long-term health.
Amity’s favorite SCARPA shoe is the Instinct VS Women’s.
To learn more about the SCARPA community and athlete team, please visit scarpa.com.
About SCARPA and SCARPA North America
Founded in 1938, SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail running and other outdoor pursuits from its headquarters in Asolo, Italy. SCARPA has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956. In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters in Boulder, Colo., staffed and directed by veterans of the North American outdoor industry, to oversee sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S., Canada and South America. For more information about SCARPA footwear, visit www.scarpa.com.