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EDELRID and RED Chili shared a stand together for the first time ever at the ISPO 2018. It was a great success. The brands presented themselves super together. But we are ahead of ourselves... First things first.
The stand-building-team travelled from Allgäu to the capital of Bavaria, Munich, a few days ahead of the opening day. They worked motivated and tirelessly to prepare the stand.
With the energetic support of the "m2-Messeservice" the individual walls turned into ...
... a meeting place for climbers.
New for many of the visitors. - The Red Chili logo on the EDERLID stand.
The two well established German climbing brands, EDELRID and Red Chili, merged in in May of 2017 to form a strong team. It was a focus for this year's trade show to show off the union.
The goal of the merger was for the two brands to be able to offer a more well-rounded range for climbers. Red Chili's 20 years of experience with climbing shoes and lifestyle clothing, combined with EDELRID's 150 years of experience with ropes, harnesses and hardware.
Visitors could off course look at all the other EDELRID and Red Chili products as well. Shown above is the innovative range for climbing gyms.
Thanks to all for a great ISPO.
Strong partnership – EDELRID and RED CHILI join forces.
19 May 2017: The two German climbing brands EDELRID and RED CHILI are announcing that they are joining forces. This merger will combine the strengths and synergies of the two companies to further actively develop the international climbing market.
RED CHILI will maintain its brand identity under EDELRID. Together, we plan to further reinforce the strong position on the German market for climbing shoes and fashion-orientated climbing and bouldering apparel that RED CHILI has carved out since it was founded over 20 years ago and achieve international success.
RED CHILI's founders, Stefan Glowacz and Uwe Hofstädter, will remain responsible for brand orientation, apperal and climbing shoe development. In addition, they will both continue to be jointly responsible for the success of the brand in the future.
EDELRID produces and distributes climbing products in over 60 countries. The RED CHILI and EDELRID brands strengthen each other strategically. Together they offer the full range of highest-quality climbing products from hardware through to soft goods. This will allow them to serve the retail trade and end users in an efficient, capable and sustainable manner.
The new product portfolio will be adjusted to the extent that EDELRID will discontin-ue the climbing shoe collection. Both the RED CHILI and EDELRID apparel lines will continue to be offered to specialist retailers.
The RED CHILI brand will be expanded taking advantage of EDELRID's infrastruc-tural resources. EDELRID has taken on the majority of the workforce from Design and Development. Climbing shoe development will continue jointly at EDELRID headquarters in Isny, in keeping with the RED CHILI slogan "Only climbers know what climbers need."
28. Mai 2015
Finally I found some time to write some lines about my latest experiences in Czech´s bouldering area Petrohrad. Many people might never heared about it, I can only say: I love this beautiful, quiet place in between those middle European forest.
At first some key facts about Petrohrad:
– biggest bouldering area in Czech
– Rock: Sharp and slopy/crimpy granite
– Height: Most boulders end at about 3m, but there are also many highballs to climb
– Difficulty: Fb 2 – Fb 8c
– Around the villages of Petrohrad and Zhile
– 45 minutes drive from capital Prague
– Camping 10 minutes away from Petrohrad
– guide: Petrohrad and surroundings by Petr Resch, Jirka Sika
I had two perfect one day sessions during April: The first we spent in three of the most famous (and best) areas „Pod Hradem", „Brána" and „Vyhlídková Skála" on the other hill side.
In Pod Hradem it was my plan to climb the awsome roof of „Grace Runners" 8B, a crimpy section which leads into the morpho „Tomb Raider" 8A. In the end it only was possible for me to crush „Hrob neznàmého boulderisty" 7C+ in a few tries. At our way to the other areas we stopped at the highlight boulder „Vasek" 7C +, which also went down in a few goes.
At the end of the day we visited an other, for me well known place Vyhlidkova skala, with many classic boulders within the beautiful forest of Petrohrad. On the other side of the hill you will also find some rock, as well big Highballs as some crazy low balls like „Zelena Lady" 8A. Freaky hooks will lead you into a slopy mantle. Also this bouler went down quite good, so I decided to come back a few days later to try the extention.
But sometimes you don´t get what you want – 20 °C, by far not the best conditions to try this boulder. Nevertheless I could send off „Elza" 8A, the powerful left exit of „Noodledream", „Magicke Oko" 7C+ and „Jan Kubis" 7C+, in another sector, just above the parking area in a flat and open hillside, really worth a visit.
Fontainebleau – place of origin of the activity, giving me so much: Bouldering. At the first time I got there about four years ago I was quite inspired by those peerless structured sandstone in the middle of those beautiful forest!
I saw many classic boulders, historic lines, with the desire to try and climb them one day! Two weeks ago I finally had this chance, as I spent eight days in the "forest" with my girlfriend, Franzi – her first bouldeing trip. To sum up with one single word: Stunning! Stunning lines, good conditions, by far one of the best accomodations I ever had during a bouldering trip and of course delicious food
After a nine hours drive we arrived on monday evening in "Bois le Roi". A friend of mine showed us a really nice place to stay, 5 minutes from the area "Rocher Canon" and ten minutes from "Bas Cuvier" and "Apremont", called "Gite Kailloux", where we really enjoyed our time!
On tuesday morning unfortunatley we woke up by pattering rain on our window. Looked bad for bouldering during our first day, so we decided to cook a little "holiday – menu" and take a walk around "Bas Cuvier" in the afternoon. Unexpected, a few classics stood dry and I could cimb "L´Aerodynamite" (7B+/C) and "Aerosol" (7B+) in a few tries and also Franzi could do her first moves on sandstone.
Next day, next stop in "Petit Bois", a little, shady spot in the really south of Nemours. Really to recommand, climbing during the summer! Last time I already did two beautiful lines "La Baleine" and "Big Jim" there. I could remember a big sloper arete called "Big Dragon" (8A+), well known from the Dosage movies. For me it´s also one the best lines I ever tried, regrettably I couldn´t finish the Problem, so I got a good aim for my next trip!
Next day we planned to spend our time in Paris: Waking up in warm sun shine, it seemed to be a wonderful day. After Louvre, Champs Elysees, Eiffel Tower and many other famous destinations, we came back after 11 hours – happy, tired and with many good memories! Rest days are the best days – or could it even get better?
The next days have also been special and unforgettable for both of us! I was able to send of many boulders I really wished to climb years ago: "La Balance sans", "Bérézina – Carnage – assis" and maybe the best dyno in a climbers world "Rainbow Rocket" (all 8A), Apotheose (7C+), second go and few other easier but by far not worse than the other "big names", including "Helicoptere" and "Cortomaltese". Franzi could climb here first boulders in the upper fifth grade outdoor and got really close on some sixth, too! So cool!
All those time has been to short to try all great lines in this forest as our last day startet in Font. We had so much fun there and both have to return to finish off our projects!
Last but not least a few impressions in my latest Video – enjoy:
Red Chili athlete Magdalena Roeck has been having an amazing comp climbing season! After her victory at the World Cup in Imst she also took home the Rock Master title in Arco! The most prestigious climbing festival in the world takes place in Arco, Italy, each year and has long been considered to be the unofficial world championship. Maggie was able to use her full potential again and took home the win.
We congratulate Maggie! We're incredibly happy for her!
Watch Maggie in the Finals route of the Rock Master here:
Our Maggie: current Junior World Champion, two-time European Youth Champion and now World Cup winner! Maggie took home her first World Cup win in Imst after coming in second at all of the past three World Cup events of this season.
Red Chili athlete Magdalena Roeck on her way to winning her first World Cup. Foto: Elias Holzknecht
Maggie tells us: „I'm completely overwhelmed! My goal for this World Cup at home was to climb into finals – and now I get to stand on top of the podium. I just can't find words, I'm so happy!"
Maggie is currently second in the overall ranking.
Red Chili is proud of our exceptional athlete Maggie Roeck.
Red Chili is at the Outdoor trade show in Friedrichshafen from July 10 to 13 to present two new high-end climbing shoe models and the exceptional new clothing line. Visit us at the Outdoor!
See us at the Outdoor!