Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • A True Maiden Voyage, A Fire In the Black Canyon

    Jan 8, 14 • 6251 Views • The Black Canyon2 Comments

    I was riding shotgun in an ‘86 Safari van, smoking a cigarette, and wondering where the hell we were headed. I had agreed to go on a climbing adventure with a boy I met just a week ago. I borrowed his harness to try rock climbing. Returning it after only...

  • Tons of Tufas, Mexico’s Cumbia Cave, a photo essay

    Dec 10, 13 • 4905 Views • MexicoNo Comments

    The Cumbia Cave is down a bumpy road in Nuevo León, Mexico. It is located in an area called Las Adjuntas, which is where two rivers converge in a beautiful lush canyon famous for it’s canyoneering adventure called Matacanes. The Cumbia Cave is on the...

  • Colombian Policy by D Scott Borden

    Nov 4, 13 • 4901 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I’m sweating in the Colombian sun as I reach for a big flat hold on inverted sandstone. I clip a bolt and move onto a lower angle section. The shenanigans from the previous evening are dripping out of me and onto the red rock below. In a sudden moment of...

  • Buildering The Mormon Temple Released

    Nov 1, 13 • 2088 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    As of today Benighted Publications’ first fiction collection is available on Kindle for $0.99. It is titled, “Buildering The Mormon Temple” and the e-book is a collection of four stories, involving buildering, crime, drugs, and climbing....

  • Blackened, The Black Canyon’s Hallucinogen Wall

    Oct 7, 13 • 5242 Views • The Black CanyonNo Comments

    The front edge of my helmet drags across the granite as I move my head from side to side. I feel the beads of sweat break loose, falling from my brow and down my face. I try flexing my thighs to wake them from their blood strangled sleep, but to no avail....

  • A Legend Passes On

    Sep 12, 13 • 9780 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...

  • On The Road, and In The Desert

    Jul 8, 13 • 4377 Views • Desert2 Comments

    While I was on the road recently I met an artist whose favorite muse was the naked body. I was intrigued, first, because she was a beautiful thirty-something woman, from Aspen of all places, but on a deeper level it made me ponder why. I’ve later thought...

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    Reflections in the Black Mirror

    Feb 21, 13 • 8956 Views • The Black CanyonNo Comments

    In the Black Canyon there are two kinds of free climbing routes: the casual shorter routes that offer a fun day out with friends, and the big routes, lines that stretch from the river to the rim and take a full day’s commitment. by Drew Thayer Climbing big...