Author archives: Luke

  • ISO: My Dirtbag Princess

    Apr 21, 17 • 910 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Note: this piece appears in the Off Route column of the newest Zine, Volume 10, The Raw Issue.  Hello, I am looking for my dirtbag princess. Have you seen her? Qualifications include living on the cheap, adventuring every damn day, and having more fun than...

  • Volume 10 – The Raw Issue

    Apr 18, 17 • 638 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    Well, we did it, we made it to double digits. Volume 10, The Raw Issue, will come off the press next week. In just five years we’ve gone from a black and white skate-punk rock style publication, to one that is easily on par, or better than any of the...

  • For The Love of Indian Creek

    Apr 10, 17 • 716 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    “Holy, shit!” was all anyone of us could say. A buddy of ours was showing us a ring off an anchor he’d recently replaced on Incredible Hand Crack, perhaps the most climbed route in all of Indian Creek. It was nearly worn entirely through. by Luke...

  • A Narrow Escape on Mt. Kenya by Jason Haas

    Apr 4, 17 • 1124 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    “Hey, wake up. Wake up!” Brian whispered harshly. “There’s someone out there.” I half opened an eye and begrudgingly listened to the deafening silence. “I don’t hear anything man, I’m sure it’s nothing.” “SHHHHH!!!!” Brian’s face was...

  • Explaining a Memorial Toilet

    Mar 30, 17 • 2976 Views • Locations2 Comments

    A memorial toilet is a hard thing to explain. But that’s exactly what my friends were constructing last weekend, a new toilet in the Super Bowl campground in Indian Creek, Utah to honor a fallen comrade, Kevin “K-Bone” Volkening, who died doing what he...

  • Review: Deuter Gravity Haul 50

    Mar 29, 17 • 252 Views • GearNo Comments

    The Deuter Gravity Haul 50 is advertised as a backpack that can turn into a haul bag. That’s a combination I haven’t come across in my two decades of climbing, which includes a lot of cragging and a few walls here and there. After using this pack for the...

  • Old Becomes New in Indian Creek by Chris Schulte

    Mar 28, 17 • 1364 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    November is closing in fast, and on this turn around the fireball, we reach a strange and interesting milestone in American rock climbing. Forty years ago, Earl Wiggins shouldered a rack of hexes and set out on the FA of a smooth and parallel-sided crack...

  • Hear Mehall on The Enormocast

    Mar 27, 17 • 3007 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Check out Climbing Zine publisher, Luke Mehall on the Enormocast with Chris Kalous. Please throw the Enormocast a buck or two if you like what they’re doing by clicking on the “Donate” tab on their site (upper right hand corner)...