The Cleanest Line

Month: October 2012

America: the DamNation

America: the DamNation

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Oct 30, 2012 October 30, 2012

by Katie Klingsporn Despite their imposing numbers and size, most people never give dams a second thought. Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard is not one of those people. When he sees dams, he sees broken waterways, an antiquated way of thinking and a means… Read More

Armenia Bound

Armenia Bound

By Majka Burhardt   |   Oct 19, 2012 October 19, 2012

by Majka Burhardt, with Kate Rutherford Any climbing trip starts with a conversation. Kate and mine went something like this. Kate: “What’s your fall look like?”Majka: “October’s wide open.”Both of us: “Want to go somewhere good?” We considered Norway but were scared off by the… Read More

Beyond and Back: Father Time

Beyond and Back: Father Time

By Jeff Johnson   |   Oct 8, 2012 October 8, 2012

by Jeff Johnson Middle Cathedral: the ugly stepbrother of El Capitan that sits just across the valley, shoulders slumped, hiding his dark north-facing flanks that almost never see sun. The monolith hosts many seldom-climbed classics: Stoner’s Highway, the Direct North Buttress or DMB (more commonly known as… Read More