Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Skinny Jeans and Desert Towers by Luke Mehall

    Feb 14, 13 • 2000 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Dude, those are skinny jeans,” Jonathan says. “They’re regular fit,” I insist. “See, look at the label.” “I don’t care what the label says, they are skinny jeans.” Jonathan and I are up River Road, near Moab. It’s January, and I’ve...

  • Wide Boyz Review

    Dec 18, 12 • 9650 Views • Indian CreekNo Comments

    How did two guys from Great Britain, a place that doesn’t really have off-widths, go over and climb the hardest off-widths in the United States? The film Wide Boyz, delivers the answer, while analyzing the psyche of the two climbers, Pete Whittaker and Tom...

  • Out of The Darkness, Into The Light, Penitente Canyon

    Dec 17, 12 • 2112 Views • ColoradoNo Comments

    I woke up freezing in Penitente Canyon. It was Easter Sunday. This was back when my philosophy toward camping equipment was in its experimental stages, but I guess equipping for the great outdoors always is. [story by Luke Mehall, author of Climbing Out of...

  • Birthday Challenge, Part 3: The Big Day

    Dec 5, 12 • 8374 Views • ColoradoNo Comments

    My favorite thing about climbing is that if you try hard enough you can always be a champion. It doesn’t matter if you are the best, it matters how it feels. [story by Luke Mehall] The Birthday Challenge is a concept passed from climber-to-climber, and I...

  • Winter Dirtbagging and Dish Diving in J-Tree

    Dec 4, 12 • 2251 Views • Joshua TreeNo Comments

    Reluctantly, this past summer, I returned to the world of washing dishes in Crested Butte, Colorado. I thought I’d retired after a solid fifteen years in the profession, one that was my first job, carried me through college and some experimental years after...

  • The Sanctity of High Places – On The Diamond by Drew Thayer

    Sep 12, 12 • 2051 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The clean smell of wet granite brings me to my senses like nothing else does. (Except maybe coffee…yeah, let’s all say it: thank god for coffee). Lately, it seems I’ve been basing my whole lifestyle around chasing that scent. I dream about it, in my...

  • Cragmama interviews Kai and Connie Lightner

    Jul 17, 12 • 5547 Views • SoutheastNo Comments

    I’ve interviewed a lot of climbing families over the last couple of years, and all of them have had one thing in common – the kids learned from their parents…that is, until I interviewed the Lightners. The story of university professor...

  • Just One More, B-Day Challenge Training

    Jul 16, 12 • 2367 Views • ColoradoNo Comments

    “Do you think there’s someday you’ll be content with just going for a hike?” Badger asks me in the midst of our training session yesterday. by Luke Mehall I reply that I hope so, but for now, I know I must climb rock for my satisfaction. No other form...