Strava for Rock Climbing? Kaya App Sees Big Opportunity

July 26, 2023

Kaya first opened its digital doors in 2019, offering climbers a novel way to navigate climbing gyms and find specific routes. There was also a social element from the very beginning, with the option to log and share “sends” and start virtual discussions with friends.

The company now boasts more than 300 climbing gyms that use the app to upload routes. But in September 2022, the company kicked things up a notch. Today, Kaya offers digital guidebooks for many of the most popular crags in the U.S. By working with the authors of the printed guidebooks (beloved by many climbers), Kaya hopes to make the process of finding and climbing outdoor routes easier than ever. Gear Junkie