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Team Clif Bar Blog
Dec 13, 2010
Moonlight Dreams: Cedar Wright Stands atop Moonlight Buttress

Team CLIF BAR is comprised of some of the most impressive and personable people in outdoor sport today, and Cedar Wright is no exception. We are proud to welcome Cedar to the team and look forward to feeding his dreams on adventures to come.   Below is an account from Cedar's recent (and extremely impressive) onsight of Moonlight Buttress.

Team CLIF BAR's Cedar Wright

I'm about 800 feet up Moonlight Buttress, one of the most classic and iconic big wall free climbs in the world, at the crossroads between a

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Nov 3, 2010
Three Men, Three Histories, One Goal

Timmy O'Neill is America's most outrageous climber. He has set "gob-smacking" speed climbing records from Yosemite to Patagonia. He partners with leading amputee and spinal injury athletes in ascension and technology development, stating, "Seeing my friends overcome their disabilities and achieve the seemingly impossible feeds my soul, forces me to reach even further!" He is a leading speaker on the adaptive process in climbing and travels the world sharing stories and inspiration. Timmy also enjoys playing rock and roll drums, mountain biking, slack lining, white water kayaking and scarfing CLIF SHOT BLOKS by the handful. I had my first taste of apple pie moonshine recently. As I tilted the half-full (or was it half-empty) mason jar to my lips, I was expecting an oral inferno of paint thinner injected crab apple juice but instead offered a surprised, "Delicious!" before belting another slug. Katie's sister made it. This fruity flavored hooch, more hobby than authentic bootlegging, brought to mind our nation's dip into Prohibition, (piously given the misnomer, The Noble Experiment) but also reminded me that I was still standing and sipping in a 'dry county'.

 

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Oct 12, 2010
TEAM CLIF BAR Climber Dean Potter Recounts Free Solo Climb of Yosemite’s Half Dome

As the light of the seasons begins to change, days are shorter, shadows grow longer, and the prime time to climb comes to life! Here is an historic personal account by TEAM CLIF BAR's Dean Potter and his 1998 Speed Solo of Half Dome. Though this climb is one of the past, the imagery, the sentiments and the sensations awakened are truly timeless. Climb on Dean! Entranced by the flight of a raven, I watch its shadow move effortlessly against golden, shimmering granite. I long to be that free, flying above the cluttered world of normalcy, where so many are half alive. Lately I am absorbed with thoughts of the pastor of what I'm hoping to do. I stare at Half Dome, watching the shadow from the setting sun race up its sheer face. Cool air floods the valley floor and smells of evening call me to my bivy site and sleep. Still, the image of the black bird soars throughout my dreams.

Dean Potter Conquers Half Dome

Photo by Renan Ozturk
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Oct 5, 2010
Clif Bar and the Climbing Bum Adventure

When Drew LaPlante and Alex Biale reached out to Clif Bar back in the late spring, we here at Clif had no idea about what kind of summer style adventure they were soon to be embarking on. Judging from the adventures they have along their journey to date, it sounds like it's been a great one; and never shy for food or frivolity to keep the routes a flowing. Chalked full of fun and endless enthusiasm, this dynamic duo has had one heck of road trip. Check out their tales from the road and look to these cats to inspire some additional adventures of your own before the seasons start to turn. Big ups to Drew and Alex for sharing the Clif love along the way! Keep on sending boys. We'll see you upon your return.

TEAM CLIF BAR and 27Crags 1

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