Royal and his wife Liz were iconic Sierra Nevada rock climbers during the 1960s. They were part of a scrappy band of climber/philosophers and were powerful advocates of clean climbing. They embraced a set of practices and techniques that enabled them to climb big walls with little, or no damage, to the rock. The Robbins’ approach to climbing is literal representation of their deep respect for the natural world.
As a company, Royal Robbins’ commitment to the environment and social responsibility stems from our founder’s origins and extends to all aspects of our business. The company grew out of a passion for building clothing that could stand up to the Robbins’ adventurous lifestyle. We honor Royal and Liz’s vision by doing things the right way. Honoring and protecting the outdoor environment remains at the heart of our business.