Climber Is Guardian Of Desert Crags

“If you love a place, you will fight to protect it.”

Climber Josh Ewing began visiting the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah to climb at Indian Creek and explore the local archaeology. When he moved to the town of Bluff, he saw degradation from oil drilling, looting, and careless visitors.

The story about Ewing’s fight to protect the Bears Ears is detailed in the film by Duct Tape Then Beer and Patagonia, “Defined By The Line.”

defined by the line

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.