Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Pain and Perseverance: Linking Sixteen Towers in a Day

    Aug 14, 18 • 349 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “If you just stop for a second, I can show you there’s no road out there!” Ben said. “I know there’s a road there; we drove it a couple years ago!” I fired back. We hadn’t even started an ordeal that would surely drive us to our wits’ ends,...

  • A Marriage On The Rocks by Barbara Noseworthy

    Aug 13, 18 • 389 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    It’s 1981, and I’m 22 years old, about to graduate from college, trying to sort out what happens next. And there’s this guy I really like. He’s good looking, smart, funny, and a rock climber. I confess, I had this thing for rock climbers, especially...

  • A Culture of Climbing: An Interview with Len Necefer

    Aug 8, 18 • 851 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “I try to pursue my enjoyment with the idea that folks care and love for the land the way I do for my own home. I try to model a way of approaching the sport that doesn’t re-create the conflicts (between climbers and Navajo people) that occurred decades...

  • The Salajeet Collectors (Or Flying Squirrels in Pakistan) by Amanda Forrest

    Aug 7, 18 • 504 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    This story starts and ends with a chicken. On a bright morning in a high valley of the Hindu Kush, the doomed bird lay pinned atop a low stone wall that had been built by local goat herders. One sharp birdie eye looked up into the cloudless sky, the heavens a...

  • Portaledge Protesting In Tasmania by Joy Martin

    Aug 5, 18 • 4266 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “They’re not like those trees,” said five-year-old Remi Middendorf, pointing at the young birches lining the hot springs. “They’re special trees.” Her Australian accent with an adorable lisp made the word special sound extraspecial, like she knew...

  • Volume 13 Now Available

    Aug 3, 18 • 295 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Volume 13 of The Zine is now printed and available to order. Here’s a look at the introduction from our publisher, Luke Mehall. Cover photo by Sagar Gondalia. Introduction   Welcome to Volume 13 of The Climbing Zine. From the vertical search of flying...

  • Love Letter To Climbing by Sara Aranda

    Jul 27, 18 • 502 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Every once and a while I bust out my typewriters for a writing contest. This year at the International Climbers Fest in Lander, Wyoming we held a “love letter to climbing” contest. Sara Aranda was this year’s winner, and it was her first...

  • Monster Cracks by Pete Whittaker

    Jul 20, 18 • 2886 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Over hundreds of thousands of years, water has trickled, raged, and poured down cracks and creases, winding and weaving through rock rugosities, and worn paths through weaknesses to form (what is now known as) Canyonlands. by Pete Whittaker note: this piece...