"I climb 5.9" was inspired by a conversation about a piece of climbing history. Back in 1952, at 17 years old, Royal Robbins did the first free ascent of a route called Open Book. It was one of the hardest routes in the country and became the first climb given a grade of 5.9 on the Yosemite Decimal System. (The Yosemite Decimal System is a set of numeric ratings describing the difficulty of climbs, primarily used by rock climbers in the United States and Canada.) As technology and the sport of climbing have progressed, so have the difficulty of the grades. But in 1952 a 5.9 was the most difficult, and well deserving of rock respect.
Light enough to warm up in, long enough to fit under your harness, soft enough to cozy up in and enjoy all day long whether at home or the gym. It's preshrunk with a seamless body. Available in a variety of colors, choose the one that represents you, your personality or just works well with your climbing gear.
pre-shrunk 50/50 cotton/polyester
2-ply cozy hood with grommets and matching drawstring
Double-needle stitched neck, armholes, and waistband