The Cleanest Line
James Lucas

James Lucas

James Lucas climbs and writes out of his red Saturn wagon. This story first appeared on James’s blog, Life of a Walking Monkey.

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

The Final Frontier

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