Vida Patagonia
Josh Huckaby, Joel Kauffman and Mikey Schaefer settle down to sleep just as the sun is coming up while attempting a new route on the east face of Aguja Standhardt. Patagonia, Argentina. #VidaPatagonia MIKEY SCHAEFER

#VidaPatagonia

A handful of stoked Patagonia ambassadors and friends will be sharing images and stories of their adventures throughout the Patagonia climbing season.

If you’re planning to make a climbing trip to the area, tag your photos with #VidaPatagonia to appear on the page.

MIKEY SCHAEFER
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Defined by the Line

Josh Ewing began visiting the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah to climb at Indian Creek and explore the local archaeology. But when he moved to the town of Bluff, he saw degradation from oil drilling, looting, and careless visitors. Ewing knew simply loving a place was no longer enough.

The Fight to Protect Bears Ears: Draw Your Line

If you’re a climber, chances are you’ve dreamt of climbing here or, better yet, you actually have. It’s a region that includes some of the most perfect (and the most crumbly) climbing on earth: Valley of the Gods, Texas Tower, Jacob’s Chair, Cedar Mesa, the Abajo Mountains and, dear to climbers, Indian Creek. But we weren’t the first climbers on this remarkable landscape. Ancient people climbed precarious routes and built dwellings high in the cliffs.
As the threats of oil drilling, looting, and massive increases in visitors mount, local climbers, conservationists and Native American communities are joining forces to protect the area that they call Bears Ears. You can help preserve access and honor ancient climbers with your action. Stand with us. Protect Bears Ears - Up to 2 million acres of incomparable desert landscape in southeastern Utah need protection.
Zahan Billimoria will be glad to finally get his skis pointed the right way on the Grand Teton. Wyoming. MARK FISHER
Colin Haley, Czech Route, Les Droites. JONATHAN GRIFFITH
Patagonia Climbing Ambassador Colin Haley

Colin Haley

“I come from an old-school background, in that all my early climbing experiences were in the mountains, not at the crags. I learned to climb in a swami belt, with hip belays, on 8mm static rope, in boots and with crampons that were much older than myself.”

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The pack before the storm: Josh Wharton makes a hasty exit. Wind River Range, Wyoming. JOHN DICKEY
The pack before the storm: Josh Wharton makes a hasty exit. Wind River Range, Wyoming. JOHN DICKEY