Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • Basaseachi by Matt Spohn

    Oct 18, 18 • 932 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...

  • Read The Zine – Deals for the Week

    Oct 16, 18 • 1456 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. One Year Subscription for $12.99 Two Year Subscription for $24.99 If you would like to subscribe and you...

  • The Long Way Back by Mike Reddy

    Oct 1, 18 • 2252 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    “Oh you feel and you taste it and you want to go higher. So what do you do? And so you peak into the mountain where your desire goes. Spilt blood on this place it only echoes true all through the days. And so you peak into the mountain where your desire...

  • Fall on Rock by George Perkins

    Sep 17, 18 • 2847 Views • Climbing CultureNo 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 Painted Wall by Luke Mehall

    Aug 3, 18 • 686 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 • 2371 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...

  • Where to Find The Climbing Zine – Independent Outlets

    Jul 1, 18 • 2564 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 • 4245 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...