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Blank on the Map – in the USA

Blank on the Map – in the USA

By Kitty Calhoun   |   Mar 29, 2010 March 29, 2010

Editor’s note: Our thanks go out to Patagonia ambassador Kitty Calhoun for sharing today’s story and photos. This is the first time we’ve featured one of Kitty’s stories on The Cleanest Line, hopefully it won’t be the last. Cars, phones, money are the necessary bane of… Read More

Copp-Dash Inspire Award for Alpinists

Copp-Dash Inspire Award for Alpinists

Feb 4, 2010 February 4, 2010

Jonny Copp and Micah Dash were two of America’s leading alpine climbers, traveling to the farthest corners of the world in search of first ascents in the purest of style. Jonny and Micah believed the summit meant something, but style was everything. Sponsored by Black Diamond… Read More

Waypoint Namibia Now Available on DVD

Waypoint Namibia Now Available on DVD

Jan 22, 2010 January 22, 2010

In September, we featured a post about a new film from Patagonia Climbing Ambassador Majka Burhardt and filmmaker Chris Alstrin, Waypoint Namibia. Burhardt and fellow Patagonia Ambassador Kate Rutherford rallied climber Peter Doucette, photographer Gabe Rogel, and Alstrin to round out the crew… Read More

It’s the Freakin’ Weekend

It’s the Freakin’ Weekend

By Sonnie Trotter   |   Nov 20, 2009 November 20, 2009

The rain has come back today, this time it looks as though it might never leave. Dark and dreary. We did however have a relatively nice week in general. Climbing was good all day yesterday, and we had a couple of beauties two days before that. [Editor's note: Today's… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Seeds

Dirtbag Diaries: Seeds

Sep 18, 2009 September 18, 2009

After spending the summer gathering new stories and making an appearance in the Tin Shed, Fitz Cahall is back for another season of The Dirtbag Diaries. Here's Fitz with today's episode: It was a tough summer in the climbing community. We lost heroes, friends,… Read More

[Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll practicing what his fellow Pataognia Climbing Ambassdor Nicolas Favresse calls

Big Wall Free Climbing on Baffin Island

By Nico Favresse   |   Sep 15, 2009 September 15, 2009

Patagonia Rock Climbing Ambassadors Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll recently returned from a month of superlative success on Baffin Island’s numerous remote and wild granite walls. We were thrilled to receive Nico’s letter (below) and have been spending… Read More

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