Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • Volume 10 – The Raw Issue

    Apr 18, 17 • 533 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    Well, we did it, we made it to double digits. Volume 10, The Raw Issue, will come off the press next week. In just five years we’ve gone from a black and white skate-punk rock style publication, to one that is easily on par, or better than any of the...

  • For The Love of Indian Creek

    Apr 10, 17 • 683 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    “Holy, shit!” was all anyone of us could say. A buddy of ours was showing us a ring off an anchor he’d recently replaced on Incredible Hand Crack, perhaps the most climbed route in all of Indian Creek. It was nearly worn entirely through. by Luke...

  • A Narrow Escape on Mt. Kenya by Jason Haas

    Apr 4, 17 • 1101 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    “Hey, wake up. Wake up!” Brian whispered harshly. “There’s someone out there.” I half opened an eye and begrudgingly listened to the deafening silence. “I don’t hear anything man, I’m sure it’s nothing.” “SHHHHH!!!!” Brian’s face was...

  • Old Becomes New in Indian Creek by Chris Schulte

    Mar 28, 17 • 1335 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    November is closing in fast, and on this turn around the fireball, we reach a strange and interesting milestone in American rock climbing. Forty years ago, Earl Wiggins shouldered a rack of hexes and set out on the FA of a smooth and parallel-sided crack...

  • Hear Mehall on The Enormocast

    Mar 27, 17 • 2987 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Check out Climbing Zine publisher, Luke Mehall on the Enormocast with Chris Kalous. Please throw the Enormocast a buck or two if you like what they’re doing by clicking on the “Donate” tab on their site (upper right hand corner)...

  • Feminism in Climbing, some compassionate thoughts from Melise Edwards

    Jan 22, 17 • 1555 Views • Dirtbagging3 Comments

    by Melise Edwards (banner photo of the author on Bum Boy, Horse Pens 40, Alabama. Photo courtesy of the author.)  There has been a lot of recent discussion on feminism in the climbing community and our society as a whole. This has been an amazing opportunity...

  • The ’59 Sound, Remembering Eric Klimt by Kathy Karlo

    Dec 2, 16 • 996 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    The alarm blared repeatedly until I was jolted awake, not knowing what was a dream and what was real. I had to go to work for a few hours; that was real. The dog was curled up between my legs, patiently waiting to go out, and there was a growing desire to get...

  • A Love Letter To Climbing by Ana Ally

    Nov 22, 16 • 2041 Views • Dirtbagging, Locations1 Comment

    This year at the International Climbers’ Festival in Lander, Wyoming, we held a “love letter to climbing” contest. Ana Ally was the winner, this is her letter. Enjoy.  photo by: Timothy Grybauskas Climbing, my love. As I sit here, I...