What is a First Ascent?

Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo, Neil Armstrong, Lewis & Clark — what do they all have in common? They’re famous explorers and credited with achieving a “first” in something. First to step on the moon, first to travel around the world, etc.

So when you’re walking to the boulders and you see a route, do you think to yourself — “I wonder if anyone’s climbed that route?” But ultimately you always end with “ahh, it’s probably been done before.”

That’s not always the case. There are thousands (perhaps millions) of routes out there just waiting to be ascended. I’ve never done it before, but I can imagine the excitement that must surround a person after becoming the first to climb a route that no one else could achieve. Sure you get to name the route, but that’s not the point. You’re the first.

At Adayak, we have a t-shirt just for climbers looking to one day make a first ascent.

First Ascent Bouldering T-Shirt

first ascent bouldering shirt

See the problem. Study the problem. Put on your Adayak bouldering t-shirt. And plan your route carefully, because you – my friend – are about to make a first ascent. Your reward? Admiration, and the rights to name the route. Choose wisely.

Priced at just $20, it’s made from 100% organic cotton – guaranteed to be the most comfortable shirt you’ve ever worn.

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