Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

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

    Jun 13, 17 • 388 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...

  • As Long As Life Endures: A Climber Wedding by Sara Aranda

    Jun 12, 17 • 360 Views • Locations, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Editor’s Note: Last year Sara Aranda and Patrick Hodge were married atop The Hulk in the Sierra. Aranda wrote about their journey for this most recent issue of The Zine, Volume 10, The Raw Issue. Below is an excerpt from her piece.  Mountain, My...

  • The Mountains This River Comes From by Chris Kalman

    Jun 7, 17 • 164 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Alone ‘I’ve been here before.’ I think to myself, as I sit and stare at the kind of sunset that will warm you for all your days – all the way up until the final shuteye, and a darkness that might not end. by Chris Kalman, Senior Contributor ...

  • Write for The Climbing Zine

    Jun 7, 17 • 284 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine is currently building our 11th Volume. We are now accepting stories, with a set release date of September 20th for the next issue. Below are our loose guidelines, informal pitches from solid writers are always accepted. Words The Climbing...

  • A Geologist Falls in Love with Gravity by Drew Thayer

    Jun 6, 17 • 270 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Erosion [i roh zhun] The process by which the surface of the Earth is gradually worn away by the action of water, glaciers, wind, waves, etc. The gradual destruction or diminution of something. This sport we call climbing is built upon layers of paradox:...

  • Going It Alone by Vic Zeilman

    May 30, 17 • 506 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    At some point in my early to midtwenties, I came to the conclusion that life is not about rock climbing. There’s just too much other crazy shit happening every day on this beautiful clump of space dust. The older I get, however, the more I realize that...

  • Reflections on Dad by Tamara Robbins

    May 30, 17 • 948 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Since November, I’ve been in Modesto, California, with my family and, while here, digitally archiving the multitude of slides, negatives, writings, etc., that occupy nearly every corner of our home. Luke and I had discussed doing this photo essay months...

  • Growing Up Skinner by Becca Skinner

    May 29, 17 • 2137 Views • Locations1 Comment

    I looked down at my Gri-Gri as a salty tear rolled off my cheek into a thousand feet of space and granite. I wiped my eyes with the back of my hand, black with sweat and dirt, and moved my ascender up the rope again. “I can’t believe I wanted to...