Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

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

    Jan 27, 14 • 6159 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...

  • A Legend Passes On

    Sep 12, 13 • 9778 Views • Climbing Culture, Indian Creek9 Comments

    Last month I wrote an article on bromance, which as it turns out, has been my most popular article I’ve ever written for, the Durango Telegraph. How do I know this? People have been stopping me left and right to tell me they enjoyed it. On the street, in...

  • Hip Hop and Climbing

    Mar 18, 13 • 3146 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    An excerpt from Luke Mehall’s piece, Hip-Hop and Climbing, which will appear in the next volume of The Climbing Zine:  Volume 5, The Dirtbag Issue will drop on April 20th as an e-zine on Kindle, followed by a print release. “The top gets higher the...

  • This is Buildering Part 2

    Jan 16, 13 • 2890 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Conditions in the winter were far from ideal for buildering in Gunnison; ice and snow made climbs more difficult and cold temperatures made it harder to grip holds with numb fingertips. But it made sense during the winter. Climbers don’t get that rush that...

  • The Spray Dictionary

    Aug 27, 12 • 18146 Views • Climbing Culture, Dirtbagging, Humor1 Comment

    spray: 1. Climbing talk. 2. A climbing conversation in which the unconscious ego enters, steering the chatter towards graceless self-aggrandizement. Sometimes in writing you write something, completely forget about it, and then scramble to find the...

  • The Climbing Zine

    The Climbing Zine Manifesto

    May 13, 12 • 2016 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,...