Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • Fall on Rock by George Perkins

    Sep 17, 18 • 3018 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 • 807 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 • 2501 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...

  • Going It Alone by Vic Zeilman

    Jun 25, 18 • 4364 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 • 4101 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 • 3208 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...

  • Hayden by Andrew Bisharat

    Apr 20, 18 • 1741 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Hayden, I am just so sad that you’re gone. The news struck me like a train. It literally knocked me off my feet. Since then I have felt waves of sadness and spasms of tears that continue to bring me to my knees. The circumstances of your death still seem...

  • Volume 12 now available

    Mar 2, 18 • 1329 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...