Author archives: Luke

  • Just One More, B-Day Challenge Training

    Jul 16, 12 • 2988 Views • ColoradoNo Comments

    “Do you think there’s someday you’ll be content with just going for a hike?” Badger asks me in the midst of our training session yesterday. by Luke Mehall I reply that I hope so, but for now, I know I must climb rock for my satisfaction. No other form...

  • The Birthday Challenge

    Jul 11, 12 • 4591 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    In the modern world of rock climbing, we’ve invented lots of different ways to be competitive, but perhaps nothing is more enjoyable and personal than the “birthday challenge”. [story by Luke Mehall] Its beauty lies within the difficulty and personal...

  • Climbing Out of Bed Released Today

    Jul 4, 12 • 8541 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    By Luke Mehall – Today is a monumental day in my life, my book, Climbing Out of Bed, has been published. I thought I would publish my first book years ago, but honestly I’m glad I waited until now. I’m 33 years old, not too old for this occasion,...

  • Psicobloc Master’s Photos, Deep Water Soloing, The Future…

    Jul 3, 12 • 5272 Views • UtahNo Comments

    The future of competitive climbing arrived last night, in the form the Psicobloc Master’s event, held up in Park City, Utah. While The Climbing Zine is not big on climbing comps, this event was an exception. With 50 foot plus falls, and 2,000 plus...

  • The Bromance

    Jun 1, 12 • 8022 Views • HumorNo Comments

    A few weeks ago we posted Jugs on Jugs by Gaelen Engler, a very popular and shared story about her search for female climbing partners. Now, we turn to the opposite sex, for a little in-depth look at the increasingly popular bromance. Enjoy. [story by Luke...

  • The Climbing Zine

    The Climbing Zine Manifesto

    May 13, 12 • 1793 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    In an age when the power of the media has been given to the people, we are here to offer our own outlet for what rock climbing means to us, The Climbing Zine. We were born on the rock face, in the moment, gripped, but so focused that our fear was transcended,...

  • Friends of Indian Creek

    May 13, 12 • 3419 Views • Indian CreekNo Comments

    There’s a joke amongst locals that Indian Creek is the best rock climbing area in Durango. Located close to the southern edge of Canyonlands National Park in Utah, a mere 2½ hours from town, Indian Creek is a premier sandstone climbing destination that...

  • Devil’s Tower, Worth Risking Dying For by Luke Mehall

    Mar 5, 12 • 3268 Views • Devil's Tower, LocationsNo Comments

    Devils Tower is one of those destinations, one of those rocks in the world that makes you think something divine happened there to create it. In the middle of the plains of Wyoming it rises some eight hundred feet in the air, a perfect cylinder of granite...