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Team Clif Bar Blog
Apr 29, 2013
“Climbing Back” with Beth Rodden

For more than a decade, Outdoor Research Athlete Ambassador (and Team CLIF Bar member) Beth Rodden proved that women could climb just as hard—if not harder—than men. She was the youngest woman to ever climb 5.14, climbing To Bolt or Not to Be (5.14a, 8b+) at Oregon's Smith Rock in 1998. She went on to co-establish the first free ascent of Lurking Fear (5.10 A3) on Yosemite's El Capitan in 2000, establish the first free ascent of Smith Rock's The Optimist (5.14b) in 2005, and

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B Cole
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Apr 1, 2013
Learning to Fly by Steph Davis

Steph Davis is a long time Team CLIF Bar family member and a superstar in the climbing community. She’s ascended some of the world’s most awe-inspiring peaks and was the first woman to free climb the Salathé Wall in Yosemite and to free solo the Longs Peak Diamond. Following a time of great transition and change a number of years ago, Steph suddenly found herself without a partner, a career, a source of income…or a purpose.


In the company of only her beloved dog Fletch, Davis

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B Cole
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Mar 22, 2013
French Pharmacists Trek Morocco

I got an email from a French pharmacist asking for product support for a trip to Morocco.  Normally, shipping product to Europe is prohibitively expensive and prevents us from supporting folks based abroad.  But, Morgan was finishing up a stint in the US where I could easily ship some product and I thought he took nice pictures, so I agreed to help out.  Had he mentioned that his crew would be travelling with matching outfits and beards, it would have been a real no brainer.  Sounds

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George Thoma
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Jan 28, 2013
Dean Potter and Whisper Dog Droppin in with J.R. Biersmith

Team CLIF Bar's Dean Potter is often seen alone in the extremes. Little known to most however, he his often accompanied by his best friend Whisper. Climbs, lines, approaches and more, Whisper Dog makes the journey and lives to "bark the tale" thanks to Dean's careful planning and attention to detail. Check out the video below as Dean and Whisper drop in with J.R. Biersmith.

 
A recent shot of Whisper prepping for the next mission (courtesy of professional dog photographer
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B Cole
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Jan 28, 2013
Fitz Roy in the Finest Fashion

HUGE Congrats to Kate Rutherford (Team CLIF Bar on right) and climbing partner Madaleine Sorkin (left) for sending Fitz Roy in the finest fashion!

Here is a little excerpt from Kate's BLOG and a photo or two to tease you on over for details.

"Just back to El Chalten after a breath taking climb up Mate Poro on the North Pillar of Fitz Roy. Madaleine Sorkin and I had yet another Princess Cruise together. Pretty inspiring to climb a really big mountain with a great girl friend!

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B Cole
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