Ear to the Ground – February 2015

Ear to the Ground – February 2015

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell after free climbing the Dawn Wall on El Capitan. Photo courtesy Patagonia. First free ascent of the Dawn Wall sent by Caldwell and Jorgeson Patagonia climbing ambassador Tommy Caldwell...
First free ascent of the Dawn Wall sent by Caldwell and Jorgeson

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 Dawn Wall route. Image courtesy Patagonia. PATAGONIA // Patagonia congratulates ambassador Tommy Caldwell and partner Kevin Jorgeson on the first...
Ear to the Ground, Dec 2014

Ear to the Ground, Dec 2014

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Alex Honnold, speed climbing on El Cap. Photo: Gabriel Mange Clif Bar responds to controversy In early November Clif Bar announced they were dropping sponsorship support of Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Cedar...
Tower of Lies

Tower of Lies

Alpinist Kelly Cordes examines the dramatic history of Cerro Torre By Matt Niswonger Cerro Torre from the southeast. (Kelly Cordes) Most California climbers are familiar with Cerro Torre, an iconic spire of rock in southern Patagonia. The spire is part of the massif...
Committed to the Core

Committed to the Core

Patagonia athlete Barry Blanchard describes a life of risk in The Calling By Matt Niswonger Traversing the Tent Arête on the Cassin Ridge of Mount McKinley, Alaska, 1982. Photo: Kevin Doyle Every generation a group of climbers comes along that redefines what’s...
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