Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • The Birthday Challenge

    Jul 11, 12 • 4146 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    In the modern world of rock climbing, we’ve invented lots of different ways to be competitive, but perhaps nothing is more enjoyable and personal than the “birthday challenge”. [story by Luke Mehall] Its beauty lies within the difficulty and personal...

  • Climbing Out of Bed Released Today

    Jul 4, 12 • 8215 Views • Books, Climbing CultureNo Comments

    By Luke Mehall – Today is a monumental day in my life, my book, Climbing Out of Bed, has been published. I thought I would publish my first book years ago, but honestly I’m glad I waited until now. I’m 33 years old, not too old for this occasion,...

  • The Climbing Zine

    The Climbing Zine Manifesto

    May 13, 12 • 1487 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    In an age when the power of the media has been given to the people, we are here to offer our own outlet for what rock climbing means to us, The Climbing Zine. We were born on the rock face, in the moment, gripped, but so focused that our fear was transcended,...

  • A Crack at the New Creek Season

    Mar 3, 12 • 3510 Views • Desert, Dirtbagging, Indian Creek, UtahNo Comments

    The first trip of the year to any beloved climbing area is exciting. It is a fresh start, a chance to see where you’re at mentally and physically, and it usually happens on the cusp of a new season. by Luke Mehall Yes, spring is in the air here in the...

  • Dreams Coming True, Climbing El Cap and Underwear Modeling for Patagonia

    Jan 9, 12 • 8262 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    When a dream is achieved a new level of consciousness can be entered. During a recent recent road trip, full of California dreaming, I achieved two personal dreams: climbing El Capitan in Yosemite, and becoming an underwear model for Patagonia. [story by Luke...