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Ours is a history shared with climbers from around the world, a story of passion, effort and determination.

1997
Founds Tenaya
1997
Founds Tenaya
Jose Luis Garcia Gallego founder of Tenaya at the Capitan summit after opening its fourth route at the Californian wall
Jose Luis Garcia Gallego founder of Tenaya at the Capitan summit after opening its fourth route at the Californian wall
Our history begins much earlier

Before establishing Tenaya, Jose Luis had already participated in the development and design of world-renowned rock shoe models, which he initially began researching while studying at university. He lives surrounded by mountains, in a region of Spain with a long tradition in the design and manufacture of footwear.

Jose Luis splits his time between travelling the world with climbing expeditions (establishing numerous first ascents not only on El Capitán but on Fitz Roy and other virgin walls in the Andes of South America) and competitive sailing, a sport in which he has participated in four world championships and has, in fact, been the champion of Spain.

Obsessed with producing the perfect climbing shoe, Jose Luis uses everything he has learnt from his experiences in the mountains and on the water. His philosophy is simple: maximum performance is the ultimate objective and is the basis of all Tenaya’s designs.

Before establishing Tenaya, Jose Luis had already participated in the development and design of world-renowned rock shoe models, which he initially began researching while studying at university. He lives surrounded by mountains, in a region of Spain with a long tradition in the design and manufacture of footwear.

Jose Luis splits his time between travelling the world with climbing expeditions (establishing numerous first ascents not only on El Capitán but on Fitz Roy and other virgin walls in the Andes of South America) and competitive sailing, a sport in which he has participated in four world championships and has, in fact, been the champion of Spain.

Obsessed with producing the perfect climbing shoe, Jose Luis uses everything he has learnt from his experiences in the mountains and on the water. His philosophy is simple: maximum performance is the ultimate objective and is the basis of all Tenaya’s designs.

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The mountains and open spaces have been, and will always be at the heart of Tenaya’s ethos.

At the background, entry of Tenaya canyon

Our DNA

From the beginning of Tenaya, the approach that continues to be the main axis of all our activity was born.

To put all our efforts into developing the best possible product with the aim of helping the climber improve their performance.

To be loyal to a design strategy that combines simplicity with efficiency.

Our DNA

From the beginning of Tenaya, the approach that continues to be the main axis of all our activity was born.

To put all our efforts into developing the best possible product with the aim of helping the climber improve their performance.

To be loyal to a design strategy that combines simplicity with efficiency.

Climbers are the protagonists

Alpinism is in Tenaya’s heart. We are a company born from the experiences and aspirations of climbers. Climbers are the stars.

Climbers are the protagonists

Alpinism is in Tenaya’s heart. We are a company born from the experiences and aspirations of climbers. Climbers are the stars.

2000
FIRST RESULTS
The first generation

We launch our first range of climbing shoes, specifically designed for outstanding effectiveness on tiny edges. Within only two years our shoes have been used on many of the hardest climbs in the world.

The first generation

We launch our first range of climbing shoes, specifically designed for outstanding effectiveness on tiny edges. Within only two years our shoes have been used on many of the hardest climbs in the world.

2002
JOSUNE 9a
First 9a in history

Josune sets the world alight. Wearing Tenaya climbing shoes, she becomes the first woman in the world to break through the 9a barrier and in doing so actually reaches the same level of maximum difficulty achieved by men.

First 9a in history

Josune sets the world alight. Wearing Tenaya climbing shoes, she becomes the first woman in the world to break through the 9a barrier and in doing so actually reaches the same level of maximum difficulty achieved by men.

2007 / 2011
TWO TIMES WORLD CHAMPIONS
Balance Pro Line

SXR Dynamics technology and Balance Pro Line. Ramon Julian wins two World Championships.

2010
SXR DYNAMICS
SXR DYNAMIC is born

Performance is the only thing that matters. More comfort, precision and freedom in each of your movements is possible.

SXR DYNAMIC is born

Performance is the only thing that matters. More comfort, precision and freedom in each of your movements is possible.

2013
ONSIGHT 1º 9a
World's fisrt 9a onsight

SXR Dynamics technology and Balance Pro Line.
A spectacular journey makes him the first man in history to overcome the barrier of the 9th.

World's fisrt 9a onsight

SXR Dynamics technology and Balance Pro Line.
A spectacular journey makes him the first man in history to overcome the barrier of the 9th.

2013
DRAXTOR
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Enter Draxtor.

Crash... in just a movement

We patent the most effective tightening system for rock shoes ever seen, combining precision with speed and providing optimal tension control throughout every part of the shoe.

2013
AERIAL PLUS
2013
AERIAL PLUS
We present Aerial Plus

Tenaya's most curved climbing shoe line surprises with their great range of response, precision and comfort. Models like Oasi and Iati both awarded with Editors'Choice are preferred today by many climbers on five continents.

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We present Aerial Plus

Tenaya's most curved climbing shoe line surprises with their great range of response, precision and comfort. Models like Oasi and Iati both awarded with Editors'Choice are preferred today by many climbers on five continents.

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2014
RBRX
We wanted more balance
We create RBRX

Now we have a better balance between all the features enabling maximum precision and greater comfort.

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We create RBRX

Now we have a better balance between all the features enabling maximum precision and greater comfort.

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2017
50 PODIUMS
Ramon Julian, 50 Podiums.

SXR Dynamics and RBRX Technologies, Ramon Julian reaches the figure of 50 podiums in the Championship and World Cup.

Ramon Julian, 50 Podiums.

SXR Dynamics and RBRX Technologies, Ramon Julian reaches the figure of 50 podiums in the Championship and World Cup.

2018
2018
2018
9b+

Aerial Plus Line, Alexander Megos. First ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b + (5.15) and Fightclub 9b. First 9b in Canada.

9b+

Aerial Plus Line, Alexander Megos. First ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b + (5.15) and Fightclub 9b. First 9b in Canada.

2020
Alex Megos 9b+
Alex Megos 9b+

SXR Dynamics and RBRX Technologies, Aerial Plus line, Alex Megos first ascent Bibliographie 9b+

Alex Megos 9b+

SXR Dynamics and RBRX Technologies, Aerial Plus line, Alex Megos first ascent Bibliographie 9b+