Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

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

    Jun 13, 16 • 4713 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,...

  • My Golden Era (a poem) by Elliot Natz

    May 29, 16 • 1525 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    by Elliot Natz Note: This piece is published in The Climbing Zine, Volume 10 photo of towers in Canyonlands National Park, Utah by Luke Mehall   Golden era equals a time of discovery And building of passion An era of exponential growth     We...

  • Lindsey Schauer: The Quintessential Climbing Mom

    Sep 30, 14 • 4561 Views • Dirtbagging, LocationsNo Comments

    In the Last Pitch section of the new Climbing Zine, there’s a great, sentimental piece, written by Mallory Logan. Titled “The Mom Crux” Logan waxes philosophically about the parallels between climbing and motherhood. She writes,...

  • Hippies, Dirtbags, and A Gift From Grandma

    Jul 16, 14 • 4201 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    When I was in my later years of being a teenager I was convinced that I was born too late. I wanted to live in the 1960s. I was going through phases, searching for who I was, and I thought I was a hippie. I had dreadlocked hair, smoked pot, experimented with...

  • Seth Adams on Negotiating Rest Days and Relationship Building

    Jun 3, 14 • 4050 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    I’d been reading a book on relationships. It suggests not to spring things on your partner; that if you have bad news you should give your partner time to digest it. I cleared my throat. “Neale,” I started nervously, “I think I need a...

  • Climbing Haikus

    Mar 31, 14 • 3656 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Last month The Climbing Zine hosted “Climbers’ Beer Night” at Carver Brewing Company in Durango, Colorado and had a Haiku contest. These are some of the finest. Enjoy. (and, yes, these were written on real typewriters) Enjoy these? Feel...

  • Hear Mehall On The Dirtbag Diaries

    Mar 13, 14 • 3291 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    Publisher of The Climbing Zine, Luke Mehall, follows his dreams, no matter how absurd. Recently the Dirtbag Diaries podcast asked him to tell a story about a unique trip to Yosemite, which involved climbing El Cap, and one other unusual adventure.  Visit The...

  • Book Review: Forget Me Not by Jennifer Lowe-Anker

    Jan 27, 14 • 5461 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    “The best climber is the one having the most fun.” Alex Lowe  This is a new column for The Climbing Zine, and a space we’ll use each issue to review a climbing related book, new or old, for our readers. For this issue the book is Forget Me Not, written...