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Jay gets ready to spring for a hold. Photo: Lynn Hill

Bouldering Excursion to Redcliff

By Lynn Hill   |   Aug 10, 2007 August 10, 2007

Despite intermittent rain, the bouldering excursion to Redcliff was fun and well worth the trip. This collection of boulders is located about twenty-minutes west of Vail in a fairy-tale like setting amongst pine and aspen trees. I went with my friend, Jay Droeger, and his Hungarian friend, Lorent. About… Read More

Big Wall Trash a Big Problem in Yosemite

Big Wall Trash a Big Problem in Yosemite

By Lynn Hill   |   Jul 30, 2007 July 30, 2007

After speaking with my friends, Mike Lechlinski and Mari Gingery about their experiences in Yosemite and climbing on El Capitan this summer, I learned that many climbers are not doing their part in keeping the big walls clean. Apparently many people “accidentally” or even intentionally drop their garbage and poop… Read More

Is Osteoarthritis a Danger to Rock Climbers?

Is Osteoarthritis a Danger to Rock Climbers?

By Lynn Hill   |   Jul 19, 2007 July 19, 2007

Editor’s note: We’re honored to bring Patagonia ambassador Lynn Hill on-board as a contributor to The Cleanest Line. Lynn is no stranger to blogging. For a glimpse into the past 2+ years of her life jump on over to Lynn Hill Blogs. Read More

Beyond and Back: Camp 4 and Stuff

Beyond and Back: Camp 4 and Stuff

By Jeff Johnson   |   Jul 13, 2007 July 13, 2007

The other day while wandering around Camp 4 in Yosemite I ran into Patagonia ambassador Timmy O’Neill. He was hanging around the SARS site with his brother Sean and some guy named Aron. Timmy asked me if I wanted to climb the Manure Pile with… Read More

Chasing Glaciers

Chasing Glaciers

Jul 12, 2007 July 12, 2007

Patagonia ambassadors Allison Gannett and Zoe Hart are in the Karakoram, right now, chasing glaciers. From the site: Welcome to Chasing Glaciers, an interactive internet adventure that we hope will help bring greater understanding and awareness to the issue of climate change and its effect on the… Read More

Steve House

Bonds and Ullrich: Lessons for Climbing

By Steve House   |   Jul 9, 2007 July 9, 2007

Jan Ullrich has earned an easy retirement. After winning the ’97 Tour de France at age 23 he became a German national-hero. For the next five years he battled Lance Armstrong earning a record five second-place finishes, too bad for him but it sure made for great racing. This year… Read More

K6, Masherbrum Mountains, Pakistan. Photo: Steve House

Airfare and Intervals

By Steve House   |   Jun 13, 2007 June 13, 2007

You’re truly committed once you buy the plane ticket. And Friday (5/18) I bought my ticket for this summer’s expedition to K6 in north-eastern Pakistan and my mental state instantly changed. Commitment always precipitates realizations. I have a lot of things I want to do… Read More

A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   May 1, 2007 May 1, 2007

We just got word from Fitz Cahall that the newest episode of The Dirtbag Diaries is now live. In this special episode Fitz adds photographs to his podcast to help tell the story of adventure photographer Corey Rich and his unique… Read More

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