Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • The Secret Spot by Joy Martin

    Mar 1, 17 • 3252 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....

  • Awake On El Cap by Tristan Greszko

    Feb 21, 17 • 8231 Views • Climbing Culture2 Comments

    Awake. Alone. It’s 3 am. Only two more hours to sleep, the clock is ticking. The world is silent.  Maybe there’s a breath of wind here and there.  Late July in California and it isn’t hot at all – I’m in a big puffy coat, sitting on a...

  • The Crimson Bunny (Going at it alone) by Alexis McLean

    Feb 12, 17 • 4638 Views • Climbing Culture2 Comments

    A roommate and dear friend of mine used to talk both eloquently and incessantly about her Purple Rabbit. She would describe its power, its pleasuring capabilities with the benefits of independence and non-attachment. Often I thought she shared to entertain...

  • Jugs on Jugs by Gaelen Engler

    Feb 8, 17 • 42495 Views • Climbing Culture22 Comments

    Pulling into The Chief campground in Squamish for my first time, I had to double-check the sign to make sure my boyfriend and I hadn’t driven into the training ground for a traveling circus. Uncoordinated, poutin-hungry tourists from China and Montreal...

  • Rambling In The Bugaboos by David Fay

    Feb 7, 17 • 3892 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    We rounded the bend and there were half a dozen people lining up at the base of the route. Rock climbing pioneers had valued the virtue of good clothing: well ironed shirts, collared and tucked. We paused momentarily—not because of the crowds but because of...

  • Rasta, A Wise and Crafty Crag Dog by D Scott Borden

    Dec 25, 16 • 5157 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Editor’s note: Longtime Climbing Zine contributor D Scott Borden wrote this piece for Volume 7, and sadly as the Zine was going to press Rasta passed away. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time Scott. Thanks for such an inspiring piece!...

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

    Dec 2, 16 • 4291 Views • Climbing CultureNo 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...

  • The Long Run, a profile of Alan Carne by Luke Mehall

    Jun 13, 16 • 5887 Views • Climbing Culture1 Comment

    “There were no girls when I started climbing [in England],” Alan said, in a tone more serious than joking. I’d just met Alan Carne only twenty-four hours before, on a warm September day seeking refuge in the shade of the 4×4 Wall at Indian Creek,...