Author archives: Luke

  • Fall on Rock by George Perkins

    Dec 17, 18 • 3862 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I clipped her to the anchor, untied her knot, and pulled the rope through the gear. “I need more time.” Jessica whispered so weakly that I had to lean close to hear her. “We don’t have more time. We have to get help,” I replied. “What happened?”...

  • The Joy Pendulum, Swinging High and Low in Yosemite Valley by Lauren DeLaunay

    Dec 15, 18 • 5508 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    As I listened to my boyfriend make his tenth phone call of the hour, I absentmindedly stirred vegetables and reflected on the events of the past month. Fuck this season, I overheard from the kitchen. Together, we had been stunned by a hero’s suicide and his...

  • Wide Is Love by Chris Schulte

    Dec 14, 18 • 710 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Gray and white clouds rack up in billowed folds like the belly scales of a snake and curl widely across the winded and golden sway-grass plain, crackle dry and wetted now and then by passing scattered storms. This rolling stretch of yellow land drones on and...

  • Where The Winds Hit Heavy by Matt Spohn

    Dec 13, 18 • 559 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The granite escarpments of Castle Crags silhouetted the western skyway, massive gargoyles hunched and staring. I thought of my mother’s words: “Don’t do that. You’ll get hurt. Be safe. You’re going to die.” Sentences that salted every conversation...

  • Write for The Climbing Zine

    Dec 12, 18 • 3156 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine is currently accepting stories for Volume 15. Below are our loose guidelines, informal pitches from solid writers are always accepted. Words The Climbing Zine publishes thought provoking essays, stories and rambles. Word count can be...

  • Where to Find The Climbing Zine – Independent Outlets

    Dec 9, 18 • 3172 Views • Climbing CultureNo 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...

  • Replacing The Seamstress Corner with Dave Marcinowski by Luke Mehall

    Dec 6, 18 • 691 Views • Climbing Culture1 Comment

    There are climbing partners, and there are the climbing partners. The partner you want to climb to the ends of the Earth and back with. The one you’d follow all the way to the moon. The one who eats, drinks, and breathes climbing. The climber who is not...

  • Review: Lowa Alpine Pro GTX (womens)

    Dec 5, 18 • 1153 Views • Climbing Culture, GearNo Comments

    Usually, just the thought of a new pair of mountaineering boots would make my feet ache, but that is not the case with the Lowa Alpine Pro GTX.  These boots were comfortable straight out of the box. Reviewed by: Amy Stevens (banner photo © Cody Tuttle) The...