Author archives: Luke

  • A Narrow Escape on Mt. Kenya by Jason Haas

    Jan 6, 19 • 4166 Views • LocationsNo 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...

  • Luke’s Vignettes by Luke Mehall

    Jan 5, 19 • 437 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Everybody must give something back / For something they get” —Bob Dylan, “Fourth Time Around”   On Writing (about climbing) Writing is my job. People seem to be impressed by that when the inevitable “So what do you do?” happens at the crag...

  • Jim Bridwell’s Memorial in Yosemite (a photo essay)

    Jan 2, 19 • 802 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    When I heard that Jim Bridwell had died, my first thought was, I bet even he didn’t think he’d live this long. Between pushing the boundaries of rock climbing and the psychedelic experience, the cigarettes and the wine, the trips to the big mountains, who...

  • Monster Cracks by Pete Whittaker

    Dec 30, 18 • 3996 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Over hundreds of thousands of years, water has trickled, raged, and poured down cracks and creases, winding and weaving through rock rugosities, and worn paths through weaknesses to form (what is now known as) Canyonlands. by Pete Whittaker note: this piece...

  • Hidden Dragons by Chris Schulte

    Dec 27, 18 • 6328 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I started climbing in Durango, Colorado, a small and isolated burg on the edge of the desert and the mountains, pushing up against the mesa farmlands that run along scarce western rivers. All climbing called to me: Mini routes in the alpine above Silverton,...

  • Suicide and Pirates by Andrew Allport

    Dec 24, 18 • 5180 Views • Locations5 Comments

    My father taught me how to climb, just as he taught me how to play guitar and ski—badly, I could say. But that isn’t quite right. Perhaps impatiently or unevenly. As a teacher, he managed to combine a sense of high expectations with a stunning lack of...

  • Events We Support: Get Complimentary Zines for YOUR Event

    Dec 21, 18 • 783 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    At The Zine we’ve got a plan. We started out small, really small, and we printed like 100 copies per issue. In 2019 that number will grow to 10,000 copies per issue. Our mission is to get as many people as possible reading The Zine! And part of that...

  • Pain and Perseverance: Linking Sixteen Towers in a Day by Matt Pickren

    Dec 18, 18 • 2001 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “If you just stop for a second, I can show you there’s no road out there!” Ben said. “I know there’s a road there; we drove it a couple years ago!” I fired back. We hadn’t even started an ordeal that would surely drive us to our wits’ ends,...