Archive for the ‘Dirtbagging’ Category

  • Read The Zine – Deals for the Week

    Nov 18, 18 • 1941 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. Two Year Subscription (with free copies of Volumes 12 and 13) for $37.99 One Year for You, One Year for a...

  • Powders of Persuasion by Luke Mehall (from The Desert)

    Oct 19, 18 • 961 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    My college years in The Desert were adventurous and crazy, a complete immersion in the unknown. After I graduated, I began to roam from climbing area to climbing area, and The Desert seemed like just another destination on the circuit.   It was in that...

  • Basaseachi by Matt Spohn

    Oct 18, 18 • 1314 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...

  • Going It Alone by Vic Zeilman

    Jun 25, 18 • 4472 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...

  • Volume 12 now available

    Mar 2, 18 • 1408 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    Volume 12 is now printed and can be ordered here.  The story only version is also available on Kindle.  Below is a list of the essays included in Volume 12. Cover shot is of Pete Whittaker on the Lamb of God in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Photo by...

  • Fresh Zine Store and New Access Fund Member Discounts

    Feb 1, 18 • 1898 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine has recently updated our online store – with your experience in mind – and we’ve even added a few back issues in there that haven’t been for sale individually in a while. Our complete range of titles includes books by...

  • Luke Mehall 2018 Book Tour/Presentation Schedule

    Jan 28, 18 • 1209 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    Luke Mehall, Publisher of The Climbing Zine will be embarking on a modest U.S. book tour this year, celebrating the release of the second edition of American Climber (complete with full color photos). Below is the list of the current schedule. More...

  • From Midas’s Touch to A Green Thumb: Remembering Doug Tompkins by Joy Martin

    May 18, 17 • 3771 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    Doug Tompkins opens the door to a South American summer evening. At seventy-one—stooped and shuffling, a button-down shirt tucked into khakis and held up with a leather belt—he’s not exactly the climbing jock he once was. Looking up through kind, brown...