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.
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During the past seven years, Tommy Caldwell became familiar with a landscape known as the Dawn Wall. It’s the steepest, smoothest section of El Capitan, a place where he embraced 3,000 feet of seemingly impossible granite, came to know its nuances, discovered its passages. Along the way, he forged body, mind and technique to rise to the level of the wall. On January 14, 2015, the odyssey was over.
impossible granite, came to know its nuances, discovered its passages. Along the way, he forged body, mind and technique to rise to the level of the wall. On January 14, 2015, the odyssey was over.
"I felt the intensity of the entire project peaking inside me – and the power of my community pushing me on. Without that support, I would have abandoned this long ago."Learn More About Tommy
A cragging pack has one job: to haul your stuff to wherever you’re most stoked to climb next. Patagonia’s new Cragsmith Pack has been stuffed, scraped and dragged day after gritty day. It’s a tireless gear-schlepper; made from burly materials with recycled content, developed, tested and proven in the only lab we’ve ever really known.