Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • Seth Adams on Negotiating Rest Days and Relationship Building

    Jun 3, 14 • 4104 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 • 3711 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 • 3328 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 • 5540 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 • 9419 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 • 2997 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 • 2711 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 • 16028 Views • Climbing Culture, Dirtbagging, HumorNo Comments

    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...