The Cleanest Line

Month: August 2013

preOCCUPATIONS

preOCCUPATIONS

By Chris Malloy   |   Aug 30, 2013 August 30, 2013

I’ve always noticed that people who have “dream jobs” are too preoccupied with their passions to realize they even have an occupation. That’s were our little film series preOCCUPATIONS comes from. All of the characters we spent time with were very different, but they share one common characteristic: they are… Read More

Small Waves

Small Waves

By Thorpe Moeckel   |   Aug 27, 2013 August 27, 2013

Catching small waves, like catching small trout or raising food on a small scale, involves a spectrum of intricacies. It’s true that you can’t beat the gut-wrenching pleasures of surfing larger, more powerful waves. But we know that. We know all about big, groundswell waves and the adrenaline surges… Read More

Above: Farmer at home in the canopy. Photo: Ben Mullinkosson. Hit the jump to watch Among Giants in its entirety.

Among Giants – A Film About Making Change in the World

By Rainhouse Cinema   |   Aug 20, 2013 August 20, 2013

In late May, Rainhouse Cinema released the short documentary Among Giants on Vimeo. The film tells the story of an environmental activist, “Farmer,” who tree-sits to protect a grove of old-growth redwood trees in northern California from clearcutting. Prior to its online release, the film… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Home Front

Dirtbag Diaries: Home Front

By Fitz Cahall   |   Aug 9, 2013 August 9, 2013

There’s a story that you may have heard kicked around in the newspapers and nightly news for the last few months. It’s as unsettling as it is tragic. The rate of suicide among active military personnel, reservists, and veterans has increased to nearly 22… Read More

Above: Mikey Schaefer photo of me climbing the penultimate arch pitch.

The Final Frontier

By James Lucas   |   Aug 6, 2013 August 6, 2013

I screamed at the granite wall. The sound bounced off Yosemite’s Fifi Buttress and drowned into the roar of Bridalveil Falls. I lowered to the belay, where Katie stood at a small stance. I was six inches from a free ascent. It felt like six miles. I’d cleaned the… Read More

Above: One of the first 7as we did at Cala Barques, Metrosexual, a classic line of jugs that's not too high above the calm sea. A perfect primer for the steeper, harder routes to come. All photos by Jonathan Thesenga

Deep Water Soloing on Mallorca

By Brittany Griffith   |   Aug 2, 2013 August 2, 2013

My ADD extends beyond the fact that I can’t finish vacuuming a room before checking my email, watering a plant or making fried rice from leftovers. It’s present in my climbing endeavors as well. But I do recognize what it is about, the different disciplines I appreciate most. My… Read More