There’s an old saying that for something to become great in life, it needs to come from humble beginnings. It’s fair to say that being a pair of trousers is a fairly humble start for anything, but that’s exactly how we’ve come to find ourselves browsing the digital shelves of that monster tactical kit company called 5.11 Tactical.
The story begins in 1967, when a man called Royal Robbins, widely recognised as one of the pioneers of American rock climbing started up a small teaching organisation called ‘Rockcraft’ in Modesto, California along with his wife Liz. The idea was to offer high levels of instruction to both new and advanced climbers and thus develop the sport.
Through this venture, Royal realised the