The Cleanest Line

Month: July 2008

“The Mad Brown” Goes Ground Up

“The Mad Brown” Goes Ground Up

Jul 28, 2008 July 28, 2008

Down with The Mad Brown! Exciting news from Patagonia Europe Rock Climbing ambassador Nicolas Favresse*. Nicolas and partner Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll spent the month of May in Wales, and while there, completed the first on sight ascent of “The Mad Brown” (E7 6b [5.12- X], 4 pitches). In Nicolas’… Read More

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

By localcrew   |   Jul 24, 2008 July 24, 2008

Wholesome. It’s one of the first words that comes to mind when someone says “milk.” What about milk isn’t wholesome? It is a basic product of mammalian life that–when delivered from mother to offspring–is unassailably pure. It is so fundamental and unadulterated that its nature and constitution are seldom… Read More

Scott again on

Beyond and Back: SAVAGE

By Jeff Johnson   |   Jul 22, 2008 July 22, 2008

Scott Parry climbing “Steppin Out” 5.10d, Yosemite Valley. Photo: Jeff Johnson Phew … I’m back! Finally. Got back a couple months ago after being out of the country for half a year. Long story, too long. I’ll get to that later. You know how it is when… Read More

Photo: Old School

From the PCT to MVTR

By Old School   |   Jul 16, 2008 July 16, 2008

In 1974 a friend and I celebrated our high school graduation by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Of course we weren’t suspect of our gear at the time, but looking back I can’t believe how much of it was really ill-suited for the job. Read More

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