Out There

Roughing it on the Colorado River

The Colorado River is a massive diamond in the rough whose storied geologic history includes carving the Grand Canyon itself.

With a watershed running through 11 national parks over seven U.S. states, and boasting 1,450 miles of riverbed from its birthplace in the southern Rocky Mountains to its natural terminus in the Sea of Cortez, the Colorado River is a massive diamond in the rough whose storied geologic history includes carving the Grand Canyon itself. If you’re ready to join the flotilla of kayakers, rafters and canoeists who ply her waters, here are some tips to get you started. Lots

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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

5 of the Greatest Coastal Trails on the West Coast

You know what they say, the west coast is the best coast.

If you think of hiking as something you only do in the mountains, think again. These rugged coastal hikes will stretch your perception of what life on the beach can mean. Shi Shi Beach to Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, WA Distance: 35 miles, 5-7 days Part of Olympic National Parks, this hike takes you along beaches, over rugged headlands on rope ladders, and around points that can only be rounded during low tide. Sea otters, whales, and colorful tidepool critters

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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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