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First free ascent of the Dawn Wall sent by Caldwell and Jorgeson

Patagonia climbing ambassador Tommy Caldwell and partner Kevin Jorgeson make history, summiting after 19 days on the wall PATAGONIA // Patagonia congratulates ambassador Tommy Caldwell and partner Kevin Jorgeson on the first successful free climb of the Dawn Wall, the hardest route up El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Caldwell first conceived the idea of the climb Continue Reading »

Ear to the Ground, Dec 2014

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Clif Bar responds to controversy In early November Clif Bar announced they were dropping sponsorship support of Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Cedar Wright, and Timmy O’Neill due to their decision to no longer support those who free solo, BASE jump or highline. What followed was Continue Reading »

Tower of Lies

Alpinist Kelly Cordes examines the dramatic history of Cerro Torre By Matt Niswonger Most California climbers are familiar with Cerro Torre, an iconic spire of rock in southern Patagonia. The spire is part of the massif depicted on the logo for one of the most well respected brands in America – you guessed it, California-based Continue Reading »

Committed to the Core

Patagonia athlete Barry Blanchard describes a life of risk in The Calling By Matt Niswonger Every generation a group of climbers comes along that redefines what’s possible in the mountains. For example, the golden age of Yosemite climbing from about 1958 to 1970 ushered in the modern big wall era. Today climbers  around the world Continue Reading »

One Arm For The Planet

Patagonia athlete Jeff Denholm lost his arm and became a force for good Words by Neil Pearlberg • Photos Tim Davis Known as one of the most dangerous ocean passages in the world, the Bering Sea challenges mariners with a volatile mix of harsh conditions. The bitter cold air and sea temperatures combine with massive Continue Reading »

10 Green Companies

Twenty-three years ago I was part of a team of environmental activists bringing awareness to the cutting of ancient redwood forests in Humboldt County. At the time, I was pleased to note that a certain clothing company was donating high quality outdoor clothing to myself and other activists. I also noticed that the rain gear Continue Reading »

Lake Tahoe Backcountry Vertical Competition launched by Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City

Sports, North Lake Tahoe’s premier backcountry ski and outdoor retailer for more than 30 years, has partnered with industry-leading outdoor manufacturers Black Diamond, Dynafit North America, Patagonia, and Marmot to create an unprecedented challenge for the region’s backcountry skiing community. “Tahoe’s consistently deep snowpack, long spring season and copious bluebird powder days have spawned a Continue Reading »