Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • Basaseachi by Matt Spohn

    Aug 15, 18 • 90 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    The teenage Federale slings his machine gun over his shoulder and bends toward my bag. Cocaine? he asks. Marijuana? I have a stash of weed stuffed in an ibuprofen container in the outside zipper of my backpack. No, I say. Josh stands behind me. He doesn’t...

  • The Painted Wall by Luke Mehall

    Aug 3, 18 • 417 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    It is like any other start to a day of climbing in the Black Canyon. Dave and I are up before the sun, throwing down coffee and a quick breakfast, and assembling all the hardware needed for the day’s climb. We gently descend down the Cruise Gully, careful...

  • Write for The Climbing Zine

    Jul 15, 18 • 2064 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine is currently accepting stories for Volume 14. 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...

  • Read The Zine – Deals for the Week

    Jul 4, 18 • 1004 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    We know you’re stoked to “read the zine” so we’re now offering a deal every week. Here’s what we have going on this week. (banner photo by Tom Randall) Two Year Subscription for $29.99 One for You and One For A Friend for...

  • Where to Find The Climbing Zine – Independent Outlets

    Jul 1, 18 • 2296 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...

  • Going It Alone by Vic Zeilman

    Jun 25, 18 • 3968 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    At some point in my early to midtwenties, I came to the conclusion that life is not about rock climbing. There’s just too much other crazy shit happening every day on this beautiful clump of space dust. The older I get, however, the more I realize that...

  • Time Continuum of Desert Road Tripping by Kevin Volkening

    Jun 5, 18 • 3523 Views • Climbing Culture2 Comments

    The Pinnacle of Technology, as we called her drifted through the endless space, the time continuum that is road tripping. Flakes of snow silently hurtled themselves at the windshield and accumulated on the invisible roadway beyond our high beams, as if the...

  • A Venture Backward, Inward, and Upward by Rhiannon Williams

    May 29, 18 • 2713 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    In Memory of Towyn Williams (1926 – 2016) I associate much of my childhood with a little white farmhouse in the Welsh countryside. My roots are firmly planted there. Planted between the rows of strawberries and the tunnels of raspberry bushes. by Rhiannon...