Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • Write for The Climbing Zine

    Dec 1, 17 • 1619 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...

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

    May 18, 17 • 2831 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...

  • Are We Born to Climb? by D Scott Borden

    May 7, 17 • 9414 Views • Climbing Culture1 Comment

    Is climbing as innate as sharing, copulating, greed, or even walking? Many evolutionary biologists would offer that the essence of climbing can be found in our DNA. It is hardwired into us, this desire to be in the vertical world. And beyond that desire, our...

  • Go To The Desert (a poem) by Luke Mehall

    May 3, 17 • 2028 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Go to the desert Or whatever place Is The Desert To You by Luke Mehall, photo by: Greg Cairns For me it’s The Desert You know why I capitalized that shit The blue sky Doesn’t know that Donald Trump is President And maybe, you too. Should forget...

  • Hear Mehall on The Enormocast

    Mar 27, 17 • 4747 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)...

  • The Pain (of the desert) by Luke Mehall

    Mar 6, 17 • 1118 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The other day, on the Internet, I read about a climber whose fingertip broke off in a crack when he fell. Fingers in a Lightsocket the climb is called, and it’s always had a reputation for being fierce, a finger crack that increases in difficulty right up...

  • The Long Way Back by Mike Reddy

    Mar 6, 17 • 1685 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...

  • The Secret Spot by Joy Martin

    Mar 1, 17 • 1540 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    If these rocks could talk, they’d tell a hell of a story: one of nature and development, of perseverance and triumph, of mountain lions and men. by Joy Martin, Senior Contributor. Banner photo of Rush Linhart by Ben Brashear. This piece is from Volume 9....