The Cleanest Line
John Burgman

John Burgman

John Burgman is a former editor at Outdoor Life magazine, and is currently the recipient of a Fulbright journalism grant in South Korea.


Korean climber Zooey Ahn powers through the crux of a bouldering problem in a

Long Live the Dirtbag Dungeons

Oct 2, 2013 October 2, 2013

I am a climber, and at the risk of offending the enthusiasts of other outdoor pursuits, I’d argue that climbing is among the dirtiest, in the literal sense. Routes and problems are conceived and sent above cleared patches of dirt, moves grunted out through gritty clouds of chalk dust. Read More