From back­yard cam­pouts when we were kids to week­ends spent rough­ing it under the stars as adults, camp­ing is one of those uni­ver­sal expe­ri­ences. Whether you camp out to dis­con­nect from the world or recon­nect with nature, every­one has a camp­ing sto­ry: the first time you slept under the stars, the scari­est camp­fire tale you ever heard, or the time you for­got that crit­i­cal gear that almost ruined the whole trip.

Hope­ful­ly, you’ll be com­plete­ly pre­pared for your next camp­ing adven­ture after shop­ping our new Camp Out event fea­tur­ing Slum­ber­jack, GoLite, Kel­ty, Sier­ra Designs, Cole­man Meals, Big Agnes, Alite, Alps Moun­tain, Esbit, ICON, and Nemo.

Blue­bird days are com­ing and we’ve got anoth­er bun­dle of brands in our Shines So Bright eye­wear event fea­tur­ing gog­gles and sun­glass­es from Kaenon, O’Neill, Uvex, VonZip­per and more of your favorites to keep your eyes pro­tect­ed on your next out­door adventure.

You’re more than wel­come to camp out on our Face­book page today and share your most mem­o­rable camp­ing expe­ri­ence, but there’s a small catch. Stop by for details.

You can shop both of these epic mul­ti-brand events with our lim­it­ed time $4.98 ship­ping; while adding a The Clymb tee to your order means the whole thing ships for free.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our I Wish I Was There Action Pho­to win­ner, Jes­si­ca . This pho­to received the most votes and earned her $50 to The Clymb!

You can vote on your favorite land­scape pho­to begin­ning today on Face­book. Vot­ing ends Fri­day 2/10 at mid­night EST.

Also Fea­tured This Week:

 The Min­i­mal­ist Way With VIVOBAREFOOT Plus Coal and PROBAR

If there’s any­one who knows about sleep­ing under the stars, it’s the out­door sleep experts, Slum­ber­jack. Mem­bers of The Clymb will receive exclu­sive pric­ing on their durable, yet com­fort­able, sleep­ing bags and tents start­ing today at 9am PST.

And make sure you vote on our top Sleep­ing Under the Stars adven­tures shared on Face­book. The win­ner with the most votes will receive Clymb credit.

Now, one of our very own Clymb team mem­bers recounts how his love affair with climb­ing cracks began…

State­ly Plea­sure and the Joys of Climb­ing in the Dark

“We should go right now. Every­one should. And if we time it right we won’t even need headlamps.”

Char­lie, illu­mi­nat­ed by the glow of the camp­fire, was mim­ing the place­ment of per­fect hand jams and the beau­ti­ful­ly syn­chro­nized motions of flu­id crack climbing,…and for a moment it seemed he was lev­i­tat­ing inch­es above the pine nee­dle for­est floor. It was 10:00 at night and myself and three oth­ers sat in rapt atten­tion as Char­lie described to us why State­ly Plea­sure Dome was so pleasurable.

“I’ll go”, I said, rais­ing my hand like a school boy dur­ing his first lesson.

I had come to Yosemite to learn how to climb cracks and I was eager.  It was my first night in Yosemite and had met Char­lie a few hours ear­li­er wan­der­ing bare­foot in one of Touloum­ne’s high mead­ow boul­der fields.  He radi­at­ed con­fi­dence and the sav­age bliss I came to rec­og­nize in any­one who has ded­i­cat­ed them­selves to a life of dirt-bag­gery and the re-def­i­n­i­tion of phys­i­cal pos­si­bil­i­ty.  I trust­ed him immediately.

The South Crack of State­ly Plea­sure Dome, in Touloumne Mead­ows, ris­es rough­ly 5 pitch­es above beau­ti­ful Tenaya Lake, orig­i­nal­ly known to Native Amer­i­cans as Pie-we-ack, Lake of the Shin­ing Rocks.  But as we tied in at the base of the route I could see lit­tle more than the open­ing moves of what would become my very first mul­ti-pitch crack climb.

As Char­lie and I checked each oth­ers knots he gig­gled and whis­pered “this is going to change your life.” He then turned and in what seemed a sin­gle flu­id motion, dis­ap­peared into the ver­ti­cal night, cams jan­gling against his hips, the rope danc­ing behind him.

Char­lie was right. When the full moon peeked around the dome as we sat at a belay on the third pitch it filled the val­ley and bathed us in its bril­liance. I want­ed the route to go on forever.

That sum­mer I fol­lowed Char­lie up count­less routes, pulling gear, learn­ing prop­er place­ments and route find­ing, and claim­ing “booty” as we recov­ered stuck cams and nuts aban­doned by pre­vi­ous par­ties. That sum­mer I dis­cov­ered the joys of mov­ing across gran­ite using the space where void and rock meet; and I owe it all to Charlie.

Pho­to: Char­lie Bar­rett, rap­ping in to Sep­a­rate Real­i­ty, Yosemite shot by Daniel Weddle

We had many adven­tures togeth­er, and even­tu­al­ly I began lead­ing routes under Char­lie’s tute­lage and guid­ance. After sev­er­al months we part­ed com­pa­ny and I did­n’t see Char­lie again for many years.  When I did, it was in Touloumne, and we could think of only one thing to do…

Also Fea­tured This Week: 

Into the Wild with Kel­ty and Mountainsmith

Canari makes cycling jer­seys, shorts, and bike appar­el for every rid­er. Each item is care­ful­ly engi­neered for the per­fect fit for its intend­ed use. Shop Canari’s shorts, jer­seys, jack­ets, and oth­er cycling appar­el for pro or com­fort at up to 60% off.

Speak­ing of com­fort, Sock­Guy prides itself on mak­ing the most com­fort­able, per­fect­ly-fit­ting sock you’ll ever own. Their “Stretch to Fit” siz­ing sys­tem ensures the right fit for every foot, every time. Mem­bers of The Clymb can also enjoy up to 60% off sav­ing Sock­Guy here.

And we’re cel­e­brat­ing the fall sea­son with sleep­ing bags and mul­ti-per­son tents from Slum­ber­jack. With over 50 years of expe­ri­ence, Slum­ber­jack has pro­vid­ed many out­door enthu­si­asts a good nights sleep under the stars. Shop this icon­ic brand at up to 55% off retail now.

 

We still have some exclu­sive The Clymb tees avail­able. If you buy one, your entire order ships for free. Got ques­tions? Sug­ges­tions? Need an invite? Stop by Face­book or Twit­ter and we can take care of you.

I’ve been booed when I say this, but I’m actu­al­ly look­ing for­ward to the end of sum­mer. With Labor Day week­end approach­ing, I’m antic­i­pat­ing camp­ing trips with friends and some­how, camp­ing always feels right when there’s a chill in the air.

If you feel as I do, then these are the events for you. We’ve got camp­ing gear and acces­sories that will keep you toasty and com­fort­able, bring­ing you all the com­forts of home into the great outdoors.

As you know, we’ve been teas­ing our first part­ner­ship with Jacob Bromwell all week. More than prod­ucts, Jacob Bromwell offers a tru­ly Amer­i­can expe­ri­ence, bring­ing tra­di­tion and authen­tic­i­ty to every item and a life­time guar­an­tee that means they’ll remain in your fam­i­ly for gen­er­a­tions. Shop their camp­ing cook­ware here at up to 55% off.

The Orig­i­nal Pop­corn Popper

Slip into tents and sleep­ing bags for men, women and kids from Slum­ber­jack at up to 50% off here, Kel­ty tents, sleep­ing bags and packs for more camp adven­tures at up to 60% off here, and stun­ning­ly designed objects of beau­ty that deliv­er opti­mized per­for­mance from ICON Lights here also at up to 50% off.

For ques­tions on these and oth­er events, orders, or just to say hi, stop by and vis­it us on Face­book and Twit­ter. 

We’ve got three brand events begin­ning today and all bring some­thing special.

We’re always aim­ing to full fill your requests for more climb­ing gear and acces­sories. I think today we have deliv­ered and then some — not just one, but two climb­ing gear events. First, Rev­o­lu­tion Climb­ing is ded­i­cat­ed to sup­port­ing the world­wide com­mu­ni­ty of boul­der­ing, pro­vid­ing gear and acces­sories that are both afford­able, acces­si­ble and made here in the U.S.A. In our first Rev­o­lu­tion Climb­ing event, you can receive exclu­sive mem­ber pric­ing on their crash pads and climb­ing acces­sories. Check out the selec­tion here.

Next up, crash pads and train­ing boards from Push­er — also made in the U.S. and some of the most envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly climb­ing train­ing gear on the mar­ket. Push­er designs and man­u­fac­tures high qual­i­ty, inno­v­a­tive climb­ing holds and climb­ing gear. Our Push­er event also offers exclu­sive mem­ber savings.

And Father’s Day is near and we’ve put togeth­er so many great brands in one event that should please the out­door Dad in your life: Zeal, Eagle Creek, Swiss Army, SOG, ICON Lights, Alps, Slum­ber­jack, Drift Inno­va­tion and Native, all at up to 60% off with guar­an­teed deliv­ery by Father’s Day. Shop the Father’s Day event here.

Drop by Twit­ter or Face­book with any ques­tions about these or oth­er events or if you need an invitation.

Good morn­ing! A new week starts with two new brands and we could­n’t be hap­pi­er to bring them to you.

 

For over half a cen­tu­ry, Slum­ber­jack has pro­vid­ed out­door enthu­si­asts new­er and bet­ter ways to get a good night’s sleep out­doors. Mem­bers of The Clymb can shop Slum­ber­jack­’s tents, out­door fur­ni­ture, and sleep­ing bags — includ­ing some great starter bags for your young scouts — at up to 50% off.

 

And for over 180 years, Wool­rich has been syn­ony­mous with qual­i­ty out­door cloth­ing. Changes in tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ment, lifestyles and pro­duc­tion meth­ods nev­er changed the fact that Wool­rich could always be count­ed on to pro­vide high qual­i­ty, per­for­mance-enhanc­ing out­door appar­el. You can count on shop­ping The Clym­b’s Wool­rich footwear event at up to 60% off here.

Stop by Twit­ter or Face­book and I’ll extend an invi­ta­tion to shop these mem­bers-only events.