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Will Stanhope climbing The Prophet, El Capitan. Photo: Sonnie Trotter

The Prophet

By Sonnie Trotter   |   Dec 16, 2011 December 16, 2011

On El Capitan in 2010, British rock climbers Leo Houlding and Jason Pickles completed their nine-year project, The Prophet (600m, E9 7a, 5.13d R). The difficult and dangerous new route climbs the far right side of El Cap, and Houlding, renowned worldwide for his boldness and… Read More

Above: Looking up from the base of the Dawn Wall, with Tommy’s camp visible. Photo: Kelly Cordes

Being Barney Rubble

By Kelly Cordes   |   Nov 7, 2011 November 7, 2011

Damn, I thought as I glanced around, I’m like Barney Rubble at a superhero convention. Sonnie Trotter to my left, Alex Honnold to my right. I know what you’re thinking: Did you owe those guys money? Or maybe: Oh, one of… 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