Out There

The Road to El Cap: One Veteran’s Journey to Reach the Top

In honor of Veterans Day, we’d like to share the story of one veteran’s incredible spirit and his quest to conquer El Capitan.

June 12th, 2011, Cody Elliot’s life as he knew it came to a very abrupt end. As a Marine Lance Corporal, he was serving his duty as a machine gun squad leader when one of his fellow Marines, a 21-year-old combat engineer, stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) outside of Sangin, in South Central Afghanistan. Cody ran to help him, but his efforts were interrupted when another IED erupted in his path, tearing off his left leg and sending

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Interviews

10 Questions with Base Jumper and Stunt Woman Roberta Mancino

“BASE jumping is the most dangerous because you are jumping close to a wall. If you fly too close to the terrain or next to a cliff you can have turbulence and that can badly affect your flight.”

Italian-born Roberta Mancino might be better know for her skydiving stunts, but she’s also an experienced base jumper. And while she doesn’t like to talk much about it, she was also named one of the sexiest athletes in the world by Men’s Fitness. THE CLYMB: Were you active as a child? Did you like extreme sports/adventures? ROBERTA MANCINO: Yes I was very active and practiced sports all my life. And I loved adventures movies and books. THE CLYMB: Which one

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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

5 Local Oregon Organizations That Get Kids Outside

If we don’t get kids outside, and away from their computer screens and phones, all of the outdoors will suffer in the future.

Almost everyone who loves the outdoors as an adult spent time outside as a kid. If we don’t get kids outside, and away from their computer screens and phones, all of the outdoors will suffer in the future. Here are five local organizations that get kids outside in nature and that need and deserve your support. Friends of Outdoor School For thousands of kids in Oregon, a week of Outdoor School is a life-changing ritual: learn about ecology for a

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Clymb Stories

Gear Love

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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How To Sharpen Your Crampons

Life on the sharp end.

Whether you’re a mountaineer who treks across rock, snow, and ice, or a mixed climber who traverses all manner of abrasive terrain—know that every time you use your crampons, you’re dulling their grip. Here’s how to sharpen and maintain them to optimize safety and longevity. First, Dial In Your Work Area When working with any manner of tools and technical gear, it’s worth taking the time to set up a work area that’s safe, comfortable, and well lit. Because sharpening creates metal

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