The Cleanest Line

Month: October 2007

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Recycle Your Old Climbing Ropes

Recycle Your Old Climbing Ropes

Oct 8, 2007 October 8, 2007

In the spirit of our Common Threads Garment Recycling program, Sterling Rope Company is launching a climbing rope recycling program in partnership with Rock/Creek Outfitters, ClimbingGear.com, and the Triple Crown Bouldering Series. Old ropes will be sent to a… Read More

A Father’s Lament

A Father’s Lament

Oct 7, 2007 October 7, 2007

This was submitted by Todd Tanner, the author of the field report "Balance" that appears in our Fall 2007 Catalog. Here’s our problem. We walk around the edges. We bar the gates. We bulldog those inconvenient – yeah, that is the word, isn’t it; inconvenient – truths to the… Read More

Formal Attire for a Wedding up North

Formal Attire for a Wedding up North

Oct 6, 2007 October 6, 2007

This summer my sister got hitched! We grew up in the wilds of Northern British Columbia and you couldn’t find a more spectacular backdrop for your big day. So friends and family made the trek to Smithers, BC for a weekend of festivities… Read More

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Oct 4, 2007 October 4, 2007

Besides working on today's episode, Dirtbag Diaries host Fitz Cahall just launched a redesigned version of his Web site, www.dirtbagdiaries.com. Stop by when you have a chance and don't forget to tell your friends about this one-of-a-kind podcast. Now, without further adieu, Fitz Cahall:  There’s no such… Read More

Apply Now for the 2008 Mugs Stump Award

Apply Now for the 2008 Mugs Stump Award

Oct 3, 2007 October 3, 2007

Are you a climber with a dream route in your heart but no cash in your pocket? If so, you're in luck. Applications are now being accepted for the 2008 Mugs Stump Alpine Climbing Award. In the spirit of Mugs himself, the award helps support… Read More

The New Freightliner – Product Testing Fun

The New Freightliner – Product Testing Fun

Oct 2, 2007 October 2, 2007

Our infamous Freightliner is currently in the works for a revision.  Over years of long term use, we unfortunately do see some Freightliner products returned for hardware failure such as retractable handle and wheel failure. These occasional failures are good for us in hindsight because it pushes us to… Read More

Innard Mongolia

Innard Mongolia

Oct 1, 2007 October 1, 2007

We received a note the other day in our e-mail box. Our kind correspondent had a simple request: more Field Reports, more stories of dirtbags doing their thing. So here's a little story from the archives. This one's for you, Kelly: Perhaps it was the ten-hour trip off-roading over… Read More