Ep. 20 - Thirty Years of Walls

Industry legend Louie Anderson spends an hour helping to flesh out the evolution of climbing walls in North America. Features talk of Louie's start in the biz, the influence of landscape architects in the early days, setting 20ft comp routes with Tony Yaniro, and what gyms he considers to be our guiding light into the future.

 Louie sharing decades of experience during a Setter Showdown at Earth Treks Rockville. Photo courtesy of Ken Burkart.

Louie sharing decades of experience during a Setter Showdown at Earth Treks Rockville. Photo courtesy of Ken Burkart.

 An old-school SoCal glue-up. Photo courtesy of Shaun Gonsalves.

An old-school SoCal glue-up. Photo courtesy of Shaun Gonsalves.

 Louie making a statement with his attire while building his screws-only home wall in Ten Sleep. Photo courtesy of Valarie Anderson.

Louie making a statement with his attire while building his screws-only home wall in Ten Sleep. Photo courtesy of Valarie Anderson.