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The Gramicci story starts all the way back in 1982, when a long-haired climber by the name of Mike Graham set about making trousers that wouldn’t hold him back when he was scrambling around the cliffs of Yosemite.

Armed with knowledge gained from countless hours of rock-face action, he added a gusset to the crotch for extra-flexibility and a built-in belt, and the modern-day climbing pant was born.

Over 30 years later, these are still formidable summer trousers, whether you’re climbing, jumping, strolling or sitting.