The Cleanest Line

Month: April 2011

On the Road with Solitaire, Episode 3 – The Raptor

On the Road with Solitaire, Episode 3 – The Raptor

By Nick Waggoner   |   Apr 28, 2011 April 28, 2011

The third in a series of posts from Nick Waggoner and the crew at Sweetgrass Productions. They're currently hard at work on their third movie, Solitaire. Cleanest Line readers are invited to join them on their journey to produce their most ambitious film to date.This third… Read More

Desert Rembrance

Desert Rembrance

By Brittany Griffith   |   Apr 26, 2011 April 26, 2011

by Early spring means it’s desert season. Well, it does now. Fifteen years ago it meant belaying my boyfriend on his three-year sport-climbing project in the Virgin River Gorge. Now, I spend March and April weekends climbing sandstone splitters in the beautiful desert of southeast Utah. Back in the… Read More

Baja in the Rearview

Baja in the Rearview

By MOTIV Fishing   |   Apr 25, 2011 April 25, 2011

When last we left the fly-fishing filmmakers of MOTIV Fishing, they had converted a mid-'90s F250 to run on used vegetable oil and successfully crossed the Mexican border. Today, we pick up their scent in Baja as they continue traveling south in their pursuit of tight lines. Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Ditch Logic

Dirtbag Diaries: Ditch Logic

By Fitz Cahall   |   Apr 22, 2011 April 22, 2011

In 2005, Gregg Bleakney was on the rise. He was crushing his job as a software executive. At 30, he owned a beautiful home complete with white picket fence in North Seattle. He had a serious girlfriend. He drove a fast car. His sofa was black Italian… Read More

Good vs. Honesty in the Mortenson Debate

Good vs. Honesty in the Mortenson Debate

By Kelly Cordes   |   Apr 21, 2011 April 21, 2011

I’ve long had this idealistic notion that the ends don’t justify any means. It’s why I’m a stickler for truthful reporting of climbs. The half-truths, clever omissions and misrepresentations we sometimes see – and I learn about too often in my work – are just different forms… Read More

Making a difference, one kid at a time

Making a difference, one kid at a time

By John Dutton   |   Apr 20, 2011 April 20, 2011

As a book editor at Patagonia I work in obscurity, helping writers make the best of their story. I like it that way, but don’t often hear about how the projects I work on impact their readers. So an email from a great friend in… Read More

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