My name is Joe Selby, I am the owner and CEO of the company Outdoor Grip. Outdoor Grip was an idea that stemmed from a love of climbing when I was younger. My dad had a small rock climbing wall, and I was always asking to climb it and it drove him nuts! Needless to say, I continued to climb regularly and as I grew in experience, it kindled something inside of me that never went out.
Climbing is where it all started for me, but as I grew up I began to love other aspects of the outdoors as well. I grew up in the Coeur d'Alene Idaho area, where my dad would take me on hikes and camping trips. He, having lived there his whole life, knew the area extremely well. Every time we went somewhere to go on adventures, and I saw the pine trees springing from the sides of the trails and rivers winding and twisting through the valleys, I was filled with awe. I have always felt connected to the outdoors, as if mother nature herself was whisking me away to a place that gave clarity to the mind and filled one's body with pulsating energy. This all pushed me and pulled me to where I am today. I am now taking the outdoor skills I have learned, specifically with climbing, and trying to instill this same fire and passion I have into those around me.
I am now 24 years old and am living in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I am married to an amazing wife, and am a father of 2. I am a religious man and believe in God. I believe He loves us and definitely has a sense of humor. Without Him I wouldn't have been able to create this company. Outdoor Grip was started in February of 2019. It's a young company, but my goal is to help provide people with a seamless, guided, fun experience in the outdoors. So come and enjoy this journey with me! Come be a part of Outdoor Grip and change your life one climb at a time. "Get a Grip on life, through the Outdoors".
- AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor
- Wilderness First Aid