The Cleanest Line

Month: November 2011

Runnin’ the Tidal Rapids

Runnin’ the Tidal Rapids

By Liz Clark   |   Nov 10, 2011 November 10, 2011

With a brief window of calm winds, Crystal and I readied Swell to move east among the atolls. With the news of Barry’s passing, I wanted to check out what was rumored to be a new boatyard on an obscure strip… Read More

Another inspired creation is ready for a final toasting in the oven. All photos: Brittany Griffith

Exploding Freezer Beer Pasta

By Brittany Griffith   |   Nov 9, 2011 November 9, 2011

We leave for Sicily tomorrow and I have to admit that despite new-route potential on 300-meter-tall Mediterranean seaside cliffs, I’m almost as excited to eat and drink wine. I read in the Lonely Planet guide that, “Most Sicilian dishes fall into the category of cucina povera (cooking… Read More

Taking Power Back: In Boulder and Beyond

Taking Power Back: In Boulder and Beyond

By Lynn Hill   |   Nov 8, 2011 November 8, 2011

by Lynn Hill When I first started climbing, I took advantage of any opportunity to escape the city and go climbing in beautiful places with my friends. I still do. But over the years, this freedom and beauty has eroded as the world has become more populated, more polluted,… 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

Tommy on the Dawn Wall, practicing this one move I taught him. Photo: Kyle Berkompas

Family Affair on the Dawn Wall

By Kelly Cordes   |   Nov 1, 2011 November 1, 2011

When I see a photo of someone climbing a severely overhanging 5.14 limestone sport route, I marvel at the physical prowess. Amazing. And though I can’t imagine being that good myself, I can see how some people can do it; I can sort of imagine it. At least… Read More

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