Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Sanni McCandless: A Force of Nature by Joy Martin

    Oct 24, 17 • 2938 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you in better living conditions. —Hafiz I’ve always been a sucker for men with incredible strength-to-weight ratios. My husband, a wiry 5´11˝, coming in at 139 pounds on a good day, has the...

  • Enter The Hobo by Hobo Greg

    Oct 24, 17 • 674 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    How did this happen? I grew up in Queens, New York, and New Jersey after that, and now I’m a lean, mean, rambling, brambling psychonaut of the extreme. I grew up dreaming of space travel, of mountains, of running away and hopping onto a train, just like in...

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

    Oct 11, 17 • 458 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 • 1163 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...

  • Going It Alone by Vic Zeilman

    Aug 19, 17 • 1823 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...

  • The Burnout by Luke Mehall

    Aug 9, 17 • 1092 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 • 607 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...

  • La Petite Grimpeuse for President, a profile of Melise Edwards

    Jul 15, 17 • 4388 Views • Locations1 Comment

    In the land of sugar maples and Carolina silverbells, snails and lungless salamanders, a young girl clung to the rock as if her life depended on it. She wasn’t scared of falling, just determined to grip every ounce of joy from that five hundred...