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Fear and Laughter on Lost Arrow

Fear and Laughter on Lost Arrow

Nov 5, 2009 November 5, 2009

Today's post is from Patagonia Customer Service Representative, Dave Campbell. A climbing guide and instructor, Dave recently put his skills to use to lead a couple of Patagonia colleagues (one of them, his boss) up a Yosemite Valley icon, one that holds a special place in the… Read More

Chasing Friday

Chasing Friday

Oct 1, 2009 October 1, 2009

Our good friend and product tester, Kelly Cordes, who's also a senior editor at the American Alpine Club, has been on “The Chase” for years. He's written before about some of the ephemeral melt/freeze lines he's found in his own back yard [1,… Read More

Twenty-four Hours of Horseshoe Hell Comes Again

Twenty-four Hours of Horseshoe Hell Comes Again

Jul 31, 2009 July 31, 2009

The Cleanest Line is pleased to share this announcement from our friend Andy Chasteen, organizer of a now-famous (and soon-to-be infamous) crusher of a climbing comp held down in a little corner of Arkansas: September 25-27, 2009 marks the 4th-annual 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell endurance climbing event… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Dreamers

Dirtbag Diaries: The Dreamers

Jun 19, 2009 June 19, 2009

It's Friday, and the Dirtbag Diaries are here to help you celebrate solstice with some sonic storytelling. Show host Fitz Cahall has the beta on today's episode: “I had convinced myself at that point that my goal was so important it was worth dying for,” says alpine… Read More

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