Cred­it: Lib­er­ty Bottleworks


Wel­come back, Clym­bers. We’ve got some excit­ing events for you today. First on the dock­et is cycling gad­getry, with com­put­ers and lights from SIGMA SPORT. You will inevitably work up an appetite try­ing to achieve a new per­son­al best with your new com­put­er, so why not store up on some organ­ic snack bars from our friends at Rise Bar? And the sun is out. Stay hydrat­ed and cool the sus­tain­able way with artis­ti­cal­ly designed and recy­clable water bot­tles from Lib­er­ty Bottleworks.

Here’s some more about today’s brands:

SIGMA SPORT: Head­quar­tered in Ger­many, SIGMA SPORT is an award-win­ning man­u­fac­tur­er of active lifestyle giz­mos that ensure ath­letes stay safe and per­form their best. The com­pa­ny spe­cial­izes in sport­ing com­put­ers and light­ing for cyclists and run­ners. Know how many more miles you’re log­ging by rid­ing safe­ly at night with SIGMA SPORT bicy­cle com­put­ers and light­ing, on sale now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Lib­er­ty Bot­tle­works: If you see a bald eagle wear­ing a beret perched on a Prius, he’ll like­ly be clutch­ing a bot­tle by Lib­er­ty Bot­tle­works. Take it from him. Made in Amer­i­ca from recy­cled mate­ri­als, Lib­er­ty’s unique bot­tles fea­ture designs sourced from inde­pen­dent artists. Show your love of art, the envi­ron­ment, and ‘Mer­ic­ah at the same time with a new alu­minum water bot­tle from Lib­er­ty Bot­tle­works. We’ve got a great selec­tion on sale today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Rise Bar: Rise Bar makes organ­ic, aller­gy-friend­ly (no peanuts, gluten, or soy) snacks designed for adven­tures on the sum­mit or the sub­way. Small enough that there’ll be no sticky left­overs to deal with and made with all nat­ur­al ingre­di­ents, Rise Bar offers an ener­gy kick with­out the glycemic over­load. Step up to a health­i­er form of snack­ing now, with Rise Bar pro­tein and ener­gy bars, avail­able at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: Gar­mont, Lone­ly Plan­et, & Man­hat­tan Portage.


Lib­er­ty Leaper: Did you know? In the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry, urban climb­ing enthu­si­asts could make a decent liv­ing as aer­i­al car­pen­ters, or steeple­jacks, scal­ing build­ings, chim­neys, and church steeples to car­ry out repairs or main­te­nance. One of the most famous steeple­jacks in Amer­i­ca was Fred­er­ick Law, who was the first per­son to climb and paint the flag­poles of New York’s Pulitzer and Singer Build­ings. In Feb­ru­ary 1912, Law became famous for pulling off one of the first record­ed BASE jumps, leap­ing off the torch-bear­ing hand of the Stat­ue of Lib­er­ty and float­ing down with a para­chute. Even with the para­chute, Law crashed hard to the ground. In its 1912 account of the inci­dent, the New York Times reports, “he then got up, dust­ed him­self off and per­son­al­ly packed up and car­ried his para­chute to his office in the Hud­son Ter­mi­nal build­ing. He did not want to be interviewed”