The Inferno's designers don't consider mud much of a challenge, even if it's in a pit. So instead of wet dirt, they fill their 13.1-mile course with more than 20 obstacles, each designed to push the human body to its limits. Monkey bars, crawls under barbed wire, and a quarter-mile swim all intersect racers on their paths to victory. At one point, they even find "hurdles" made of fire. A celebration kicks off as soon as each runner reaches the finish line. Live musicians score The Inferno's after party, where organizers hand out competitive awards and more playful accolades, such as biggest beard and best costume. They also hand each participant a cool beer, provided they're old enough.
The event requires its participants to be in shape and train in advance. Luckily, The Inferno's organizers supply a work-out plan to help participants prep, combining elements of Crossfit, Insanity, P90X, and other workouts.
Skilled, experienced captain Ted Teufel, a licensed guide in Oregon and Alaska, scouts out seasonal swimmers during educational excursions to Tillamook Bay and other regional fishing holes. Groups of four to six fishers climb aboard a 22-foot Willie boat and hit the scenic waterscapes, patrolling rivers for hefty salmon, acrobatic steelhead, and misplaced giant squid. Throughout the trip, Teufel will tap into his vast fishing knowledge to bestow wisdom upon novice pole wielders. The precise location of each trip varies by season and fish's zodiac signs, but every trek includes all necessary equipment and bait. Tour-goers should bring rain gear and a camera, and since each excursion can last for up to 10 hours, twosomes are encouraged to pack a lunch.
Stoneworks Climbing Gym's climbers while away their days on the gym's vast top-rope, lead, and bouldering walls. The walls soar to the ceiling and bear holds with multicolored tape to delineate each climbing route, which start at 5.6 and vary in difficulty. The diverse set of routes and climbing difficulties have made Stoneworks an ideal gym for climbing the past 21 years and for competitions, such as the annual Boulder Joust.
Avid climbers themselves, the route setters and staff at Stoneworks are also guides, leading teams of beginner and skilled climbers into the mountains of Oregon for outdoor climbing. They also equip members with the skills needed to scale their routes in both group and private lessons that focus on technique, sport climbing, and vertical Twister. Kids are welcome to join the junior climbing team or summer camps.
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Bouldering differs from other forms of rock climbing in a variety of ways, such as its heightened social element. When top roping, for example, climbers are more isolated, relying on a partner below to maintain rope tension. But because bouldering is done on lower courses that don't require a rope or harness, climbers are free to scale walls at will, often resulting in people sharing walls and striking up conversations in between surmounting terrain such as verticals, slabs, and roof climbs—overhangs that put climbers' bodies parallel to the floor.
That's how The Circuit Bouldering Gym got started. Some bouldering enthusiasts crossed paths at a local gym and found they all wanted to expand Portland's bouldering options. Today, they welcome guests to surmount courses—including a hanging boulder—ranging from 8- to 17-feet high and surrounded by crash-pad flooring. Boasting one of the largest bouldering-only gyms in the world, they also designed many of their simulated climbing stations as top-out boulders, letting guests experience what it's like to stand atop a boulder in the Rockies or on the moon. Additionally, they instruct guests with programs such as 90-minute intro courses, advanced clinics with professional climber athletes, and programs tailored for kids including birthday parties. Between climbs, a lounge area lets visitors relax and swap tales of defying gravity's relentless bullying. To further build the bouldering community, the gym's team organizes an annual fundraiser benefiting local charities, including the Pump-a-thon, which is scheduled for February 22nd.
Bigulp's experienced and Coast Guard-certified fish-wranglers provide guided fishing trips year-round on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, as well as the Astoria, Oregon estuary. During eight-hour tours, fisher-folk of all abilities can hunt for salmon, sturgeon, and steelhead while enjoying the lush Oregon scenery. All equipment, including bait, fish processing services, and readymade fibs regarding fish size are provided, though participating piscators should remember to bring their cameras to document scaly victories.