Selections from The Cleanest Line

The Master's Apprentice

In honor of the release of Fred Beckey's 100 Favorite North American Climbs from Patagonia, we recorded a short audio story in which Yvon Chouinard talks about his alpine apprenticeship with sensei Fred Beckey in 1961.

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How I Train Part 2 – Physical Elements of Endurance

Free climbing involves a combination of both power and endurance. Some people are better suited to one type of climbing or another. I like all types of climbing, but I do best on routes that require more endurance than power.

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Park Rumors

“I hear Tommy had to carry you out of the Park the other night,” the Danimal said over the phone. “Carried ya in his strong arms like Kevin Costner with Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard.” Dammit. So this is how rumors get started.

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