Out There

Climbing Safety on Yosemite’s Big Walls

Yosemite is widely regarded as the birthplace of American climbing, especially big wall climbing, and for good reason.

Yosemite is widely regarded as the birthplace of American climbing, especially big wall climbing, and for good reason. It’s been making headlines in the climbing world since John Muir’s 1869 ascent of Cathedral Peak, three years before Yellowstone would be designated the first U.S. National Park, and as recently as when free-soloist Alex Honnold topped El Capitan sans rope in under four hours. Unfortunately, it’s still very dangerous. However, not all of the headlines have been quite so celebratory. In 2015,

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Interviews

Interview with Angler Kara Tripp, Owner of Damsel Fly Fishing

“When I first started fly fishing, I didn’t have any female friends that enjoyed fishing… and there wasn’t a single piece of gear designed or marketed to women besides hot pink tackle boxes.”

Montana native Kara Tripp is inspiring and empowering women to take up fly fishing and develop into self-sufficient anglers. She guides in Montana, runs camps and clinics, and owns Damsel Fly Fishing. Kara is one of a growing group of hardcore female anglers making big waves in the fly fishing community. The Clymb: At what age were you introduced to fly fishing? How did you get hooked? Kara Tripp: I recall a conversation with a couple of boys in my

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Videos

“Jungle” a Surf Film by Morgan Maassen

We’d like to introduce you to Morgan Maassen’s latest surf film, a four year project featuring some modern legends and some classic style.

Morgan Maassen’s “Jungle” will get you stoked to surf in the most beautiful way possible. Shot over the course of 4 years, at some of the most pristine breaks around the world, this dreamy footage of surfing’s A-List names will leave you really craving some time on the board.  

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Tips

Tips for Planning Your Dream Trip

What are the trips you dream about? Rafting the Grand Canyon? Trekking in the Andes? Paddling among Alaskan glaciers? A month-long road trip of California’s premier surf spots? Whatever your dream, here’s the way to make it go from dream, to actual trip.

Winter is the time when we dream about big trips for the upcoming warmer seasons. The New Year spawns resolutions, and almost everyone says they want to travel more. What are the trips you dream about? Rafting the Grand Canyon? Trekking in the Andes? Paddling among Alaskan glaciers? A month-long road trip of California’s premier surf spots? Whatever your dream, here’s the way to make it go from dream, to actual trip. Planning Is Fun Big trips take a lot

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Clymb Stories

Gear Love

How to Pack Lighter For Your Next Hike

Hiking is a fantastic pastime; it is relaxing, fun and a great form of exercise. But if you don’t prepare properly you could end up hauling an unnecessarily heavy bag. If you find that your backpack is always heavier than you want it to be, use these five tips to help you pack lighter for your next hike. Break Up The Weight It doesn’t matter if you are going for a quick day hike or an overnight trip; either way

Hiking is a fantastic pastime; it is relaxing, fun and a great form of exercise. But if you don’t prepare properly you could end up hauling an unnecessarily heavy bag. If you find that your backpack is always heavier than you want it to be, use these five tips to help you pack lighter for your next hike. Break Up The Weight It doesn’t matter if you are going for a quick day hike or an overnight trip; either way

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How to Pick the Perfect Rain Jacket

Whether you plan on hiking, climbing, or cruising around the city, here’s what you need to take into account before buying a rain jacket.

A lot more should go into selecting the perfect raincoat than you might think. Whether you plan on hiking, climbing or cruising around the city, here’s what you need to take into account before throwing down your hard earned cash on this important purchase. Versatility Nobody likes a one-trick pony, so choose a raincoat that can be your go-to for most of your excursions to maximize value. Consider the likely conditions in which you expect your raincoat to perform. If

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