The Cleanest Line

Month: October 2012

[Above: Executive Producer of DamNation and Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, has long been an advocate of dam busting and protecting free flowing rivers. Photo: Tim Davis.]

America: the DamNation

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

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 of generating energy… Read More

Above: The basalt columns of Armenia. Photo: Gabe Rogel

Armenia Bound

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

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 rain; Germany was a strong contender… Read More

Above: Mikey Schaefer rests on a relatively large stance as he contemplates his gear options. Photo: Jeff Johnson

Beyond and Back: Father Time

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

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 the “do not bother”), Quicksilver… Read More