Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Do Not Go Outside To Cry by Kathy Karlo

    Oct 18, 17 • 559 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I see it being used all around me to describe women, often by other women: badass. I have always considered it to have a good connotation, as it implies confidence with a splash of style. Diverse, strong-willed women deserve an empowering word that delivers a...

  • Blue Eyes Climbing In The Rain (a poem) by Luke Mehall

    Oct 11, 17 • 316 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    In the desert in rains In the desert climber brains Can think of nothing but climbing But climbing is not the answer Climbing after a good rainstorm Was the result of a bad brainstorm Instagram has your mind warped Get back to your conscious Your common sense...

  • Up (and over) the Pope’s Nose by Josh Smith

    Sep 4, 17 • 1027 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Think we could throw a haul bag out of an airplane? That would make the approach really easy.” Kennan was looking at me and Jeff with a twinkle in his eye, and unsure if he was serious, I asked, “Can you even open a plane door in flight, and if you...

  • Where to Find The Climbing Zine – Independent Outlets

    Aug 16, 17 • 542 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine and Benighted Publications pride ourselves on independent distribution. Below is a list of our beloved retailers where you can find our zines, books, and merchandise. Don’t see your favorite shop/bookstore/gym on this list? Give us an...

  • The Burnout by Luke Mehall

    Aug 9, 17 • 953 Views • Locations, UncategorizedNo Comments

    It was many, many years before I realized that this environment in The Desert was the ultimate. I just didn’t see it. The climbing was too hard, too painful, too demanding. Perhaps I just had to get through the fire, the burnout, before I fell in love. I...

  • Granite Trinity by Michelle Dedischew

    Aug 8, 17 • 481 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    One thousand twenty-seven. One thousand twenty-eight. One thousand twenty-nine. My head is lost in some sort of vortex. I’m not sure if I was I counting the steps from the parking lot to the base of this ocean of a wall…maybe it was the rhythm of my...

  • Approach As Pilgrimage by Tim Rogers

    Jul 11, 17 • 822 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Journal entry from 10/15/2014 Zion is the word. Despite all of our differences, to so many people the meaning of Zion remains the same: a place of refuge, a utopian ideal of peace, unity, and freedom. We may not be religious pilgrims, but even as travelers,...

  • Climbing Past War by Stacy Bare

    Jul 11, 17 • 6329 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The uninitiated, those who don’t climb, always ask me why I do. I normally begin my response with the statement that I don’t climb enough. I’m a marginal climber at best and am thankful for many far superior climbing partners who humor me struggling up...