The First La Sportiva Party in St Petersburg Russia

We were glad to see all our friends – Russian climbers - at La Sportiva Party. The event was held for the first time in St Petersburg, Russia. We joined completion, climbing shoes testing and New Year Eve party.

St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia.  Its population is about 5 million people. The city is often called the Venice of the North because there are 93 rivers and numerous channels with artistically decorated bridges. St Petersburg was the capital of Russia for 2 centuries. The city is famous for its architecture, museums and palaces with splendid collections of world famous masterpieces and artistic atmosphere. Indoor climbing center “LU4” (“luch”or ray - is located in the picturesque place on the bank of the Little Nevka river with fabulous sights. It is the oldest climbing center in St Petersburg. It is very popular place among rock climbers and it becomes home to many climbers in St Petersburg. It often hosts rock climbing competitions and festivals. One of such fests was held on December 20, 2014 by La Sportiva. St. Petersburg’s climbers got a lot of positive emotions by testing of La Sportiva climbing shoes. All participants had a chance to test New Solution, Futura and OxyGym climbing shoes. And the luckiest men had a great chance to try Genius. “ Genius is very sensitive; malleability of the whole shoes which really does encourage good footwork”.  Eugene Kalashnikov Climbing shoes with new design will appear on the Russian market next year. It will be the line of shoes with No-Edge technology addition. Everybody is waiting a spring season with great impatience now!

There is no Russian winter without felt boots. So during La Sportiva Party we asked our climbers if they would dare and change their favorite climbing shoes for felt boots. Some of them really took the challenge seriously and tried climbing up a route in felt boots. It was hilariously funny! Would you like your friends to climb up properly? Join us at