Author archives: Luke

  • Approach As Pilgrimage by Tim Rogers

    Jul 11, 17 • 271 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Journal entry from 10/15/2014 Zion is the word. Despite all of our differences, to so many people the meaning of Zion remains the same: a place of refuge, a utopian ideal of peace, unity, and freedom. We may not be religious pilgrims, but even as travelers,...

  • The Mom Crux by Mallory Logan

    Jul 9, 17 • 291 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Many a metaphoric parallel can be drawn between climbing and motherhood, and it’s plain to see neither activity makes the other any easier. by Mallory Logan, originally published in The Climbing Zine, Volume 6 Countless others who have already made the...

  • Effort and Folly on Mount Waddington by Drew Thayer

    Jun 30, 17 • 296 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Humbled The cam lobes slide in the fissure as I test it, useless. This dark, metamorphic rock, tortured entrails of a bygone continent, is too slick and brittle for our modern hardware. As if the old recognizes the young: Who are you, whippersnapper, with...

  • The Prince P (in memory of Phil Schaal) by Cyrena Lee

    Jun 23, 17 • 619 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    It would have been hard to write about Phil Schaal even if he were still here—here meaning still alive. Alive meaning still breathing and walking. With anything that involved Phil, he would have been critical, demanded better, demanded the best. by Cyrena...

  • Review: Mammut Smart Alpine and Petzl GRIGRI + (belay devices)

    Jun 23, 17 • 306 Views • GearNo Comments

    With more and more options for a safer belay, The Zine got its hands on two of the most innovative devices, The Mammut Smart Alpine and the Petzl GRIGRI + (Plus). Let’s start with the Smart. Mammut Smart Alpine  Retail: $49.95 I first noticed this...

  • The Hand Jam by Brendan Leonard

    Jun 23, 17 • 482 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Do you know what a perfect hand jam feels like? Do you remember the first time you really nailed one, as well as your first kiss, or your first time getting to second base? You should. Because it’s that important. by Brendan Leonard, of Semi-Rad.com . This...

  • Flirting with The Nose In A Day in The Valley of Stone

    Jun 22, 17 • 5090 Views • Locations1 Comment

    “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goerte I grew up in the traditions of western science and puritan pragmatism. Success is earned through work, luck is the sum of preparation, a penny saved is a...

  • Where to Find The Climbing Zine – Independent Outlets

    Jun 20, 17 • 225 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine and Benighted Publications pride ourselves on independent distribution. Below is a list of our beloved retailers where you can find our zines, books, and merchandise. Don’t see your favorite shop/bookstore/gym on this list? Give us an...