Author archives: Luke

  • Patience by Chris Schulte

    Jan 18, 18 • 2652 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    It starts with a plan like a break in the clouds. We set out thinking on the lines, the foods, the sunrises and campfires, the saving up. And then you set to with the forty-second aspen tree planted that day, the twenty-third special with sauce on the side,...

  • Review: Black Diamond Creek 50 Backpack

    Jan 17, 18 • 91 Views • GearNo Comments

    The Creek 50 from Black Diamond was one of those pieces of gear I just had to check out. Since I climb in Indian Creek more than any other place, a gear review of this pack for The Zine seemed essential. So, for the fall season in Indian Creek I took the...

  • Fresh Zine Store and New Access Fund Member Discounts

    Jan 12, 18 • 133 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine has recently updated our online store – with your experience in mind – and we’ve even added a few back issues in there that haven’t been for sale individually in a while. Our complete range of titles includes books by...

  • Brooke Sandahl on the beginnings of freeing The Nose

    Jan 8, 18 • 2321 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Man what a route! As a child, I remember looking at photos of it in my Dad’s climbing books thinking, It must be like outer space to be on a wall so gigantic, so remote and featureless. But that sweep of granite stuck in my mind, and as I grew older, its...

  • J Tree Dreaming by Brooke Sandahl (from the old school photo essay)

    Jan 7, 18 • 147 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Steve Byrne on Equinox, Joshua Tree – CA (1986) Photo and Essay: Brooke Sandahl Note: This is included in Sandahl’s photo essay for Volume 8, The Old School Issue. All photos by the author. Because I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the amazing...

  • Old School-South Face of Mount Watkins by Brooke Sandahl

    Jan 1, 18 • 230 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The single most important choice you’ll make before any big (or little) climb is your partner. The right partner hopefully brings skills that you don’t possess, is someone who you love to be around, and has the same motivations as you. You trust them...

  • Silent Partners by Luke Mehall

    Jan 1, 18 • 1191 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I know he knows. Adam Lawton is proud. In every group of adventurers, there is a leader, and every great leader must be a visionary. Adam dreamed the dreams for the entire crew. He found excitement in little breakthroughs, like the time I got a job...

  • La Petite Grimpeuse for President, a profile of Melise Edwards

    Dec 29, 17 • 4949 Views • Locations1 Comment

    In the land of sugar maples and Carolina silverbells, snails and lungless salamanders, a young girl clung to the rock as if her life depended on it. She wasn’t scared of falling, just determined to grip every ounce of joy from that five hundred...