Author archives: Luke

  • Friends of Indian Creek

    May 13, 12 • 3860 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 • 3758 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...

  • A Crack at the New Creek Season

    Mar 3, 12 • 4061 Views • Desert, Uncategorized, UtahNo Comments

    The first trip of the year to any beloved climbing area is exciting. It is a fresh start, a chance to see where you’re at mentally and physically, and it usually happens on the cusp of a new season. by Luke Mehall Yes, spring is in the air here in the...

  • Dreams Coming True, Climbing El Cap and Underwear Modeling for Patagonia

    Jan 9, 12 • 9480 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    When a dream is achieved a new level of consciousness can be entered. During a recent recent road trip, full of California dreaming, I achieved two personal dreams: climbing El Capitan in Yosemite, and becoming an underwear model for Patagonia. [story by Luke...

  • Crag Mama’s Twelve 5.12s in 2012

    Dec 26, 11 • 4023 Views • SoutheastNo Comments

    Some of you may be familiar with my quest for “Twelve 5.12′s in 2012″ this year. For those of you that aren’t, here’s the skinny. At the tail end of last year I managed to eek my way through my very first 5.12a (TKO at Crowder’s Mountain) for the...

  • Samson’s Top 5, Summer 2013 Outdoor Retailer

    Aug 8, 11 • 9498 Views • Gear2 Comments

    The Climbing Zine crew was up in Salt Lake City this past weekend for the Summer Outdoor Retailer (OR) show. We always have our eyes out for everything climbing related, and came back psyched and stoked on several new products, and one very major leap forward...

  • Oh, Oh Mexico, The Cumbia Cave

    Jul 24, 11 • 9585 Views • MexicoNo Comments

    When you have cool friends they get married in cool places. That is why I got to make a four day trip to Monterrey, Mexico last month; my friends Mark and Norma got hitched in a small Catholic church, followed by a big fiesta. And, we got to climb too! [story...

  • Winter OR, “Light Is Right”

    Jan 26, 11 • 4594 Views • GearNo Comments

    The Winter Outdoor Retailer show is notoriously absent on new climbing gear, but these five products stood out from the crowd – either for their game changing nature or for their simple awesomeness. by Samson The 5.10 Team VXi – The Lightest...