SportClimber : a new climbing magazine

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Alumina Media Group announced the launch of a new climbing industry publication and digital media platform. SportClimber Media Network and SportClimber Magazine is the North American Media Hub for competitive youth indoor rock climbing. SportClimber offers a single source news outlet to bouldering, lead and speed climbing news and digital media.

“We are so excited to introduce SportClimber to the rock climbing community,” says Mitch Hagy. Owner and founder at Alumina Media Group. “SportClimber was created to fill a need of the exploding competitive indoor rock climbing scene that is seeking information about its athletes, competitions, gyms and brands.”

SportClimber : a new magazine

SportClimbing Media Network’s website and news platform went live the first of the year. It features climbing news articles and information on climbing gyms, competition results and rankings, gear and equipment reviews and much more. SportClimber Magazine published its first issue in January. Showcasing some of the young, up and coming North American talent and is available as a monthly publication.

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This article originally appeared at Climbing Business Journal

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More about Sport climber magazine

After doing some research on Indoor Rock Climbing, the chief editor of this magazine have discovered 3 things:

1. There is very limited media coverage of the top elite, youth athletes let alone those who participate in qualifying events, regionals, divisionals and nationals.

2. Climbers and Parents find that there has not been a “clear path” established to compete in college, Worlds or Olympics or a defined level of talent it takes to get there. 

3. The funding and financial support of US athletes by sanctioning bodies, corporations and individuals other than the parents, is limited compared to other countries around the world.

“Well, this brings me to my vision. To create a platform to highlight North American competitive youth climbers. And to create a media hub that promotes these incredible athletes, coaches, route setters, gyms and volunteers. In other words, I want to help take the sport of climbing to a whole new level for Young American Competitive Climbers”.

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