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

1997

Jose Luis Garcia Gallego founds Tenaya
El Capitan summit after opening its fourth route at the Californian wall.
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image of José Luis García Gallego 1997

OUR STORY
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.

Tenaya canyon

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

Our DNA

Our venture was born in Tenaya canyon, a place that continues to inspire all our efforts.

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.

New route Mt Watkins. Winter 1995. Tenaya Valley.
DNA of José Luis García Gallego

Our DNA

Our venture was born in Tenaya canyon, a place that continues to inspire all our efforts.

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.
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Climbers are the protagonists

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

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.
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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.

SXR DYNAMIC is born

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

SXR DYNAMIC is born

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

Ramon Julian

2TIMESWORLDCHAMPION
image of Ramon Julian. RA climbing shoes

Ramon Julian

2TIMESWORLDCHAMPION

BALANCE PRO LINE

SXR Dynamics technology and Balance Pro Line. Ramon Julian wins two World Championships.
image of Mundaka climbing shoe. Draxtor

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.
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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.
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More balance

We create RBRX

Creating the perfect balance of features enabling maximum precision and greater comfort.
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image of Alex Megos. RBRX

More balance

We create RBRX

Creating the perfect balance of features enabling maximum precision and greater comfort.
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Alexander with Balance Pro

FIRST WOMEN’S 9a

A spectacular journey makes him the first man in history to overcome the barrier of the 9th.
image of Alex Megos. Balance Pro

Alexander with Balance Pro

FIRST WOMEN’S 9a

A spectacular journey makes him the first man in history to overcome the barrier of the 9th.

AERIAL PLUS

We present the most curved line of shoes from Tenaya. They surprise by 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.
icon Editors´ Choice Climbing 2014
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image of Alex Megos. AERIAL PLUS

AERIAL PLUS

We present the most curved line of shoes from Tenaya. They surprise by 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.
icon Editors´ Choice Climbing 2014
icon Editors´ Choice Climbing 2016

Ramon Julian,
43 PODIUM

SXR Dynamics and RBRX Technologies, Ramon Julian reaches the figure of forty-three podiums in the Championship and World Cup.
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Ramon Julian,
43 PODIUM

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

Miho Nonaka

Aerial Plus line, SXR Dynamics and RBRX technology, Miho Nonaca winner of bouldering World Cup 2018.
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Miho Nonaka

Aerial Plus line, SXR Dynamics and RBRX technology, Miho Nonaca winner of bouldering World Cup 2018.

9b+

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

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