This week we are recognizing one of our climbing athletes, Mario Morante. Mario is from Miami, FL and has been climbing for several years. Mario loves to climb outdoors and is considered a V6 climber (The Hueco Scale). One of his favorite places to climb is in Little Rock City, Tennessee AKA Stone Fort. In his words, “the best sandstone in the southeast!”
In 2016, he and his wife plan on crossing off a couple climbs on their bucket list as they will be trekking the Inca Trail in Manchu Picchu, Peru as well as doing some sport climbing in Lima. He also mentioned in his interview that he hopes in 2017 to make it out west, closer to Hand Armor HQ, to climb in Utah, Las Vegas, NV., as well as California.
When Mario is not outdoor climbing you will find him training at X-tremerock.com, an indoor climbing facility. As an indoor climber he is considered a V8 climber. When asked how Hand Armor has contributed to his climbing, Mario said, “I have used your product and I believe in your brand. Using Hand Armor reduces the amount of sweat that regular chalk CAN’T prevent.”
Mario is an incredible climber and we are happy to have him aboard as a Hand Armor Athlete. We want to wish him the best of luck as he prepares to compete in the 2016 Triple Crown Bouldering Competition.
Good Luck Mario! And thanks again for choosing Hand Armor Chalk as your chalk of choice.