Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Luke’s Vignettes by Luke Mehall

    Jan 5, 19 • 437 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Everybody must give something back / For something they get” —Bob Dylan, “Fourth Time Around”   On Writing (about climbing) Writing is my job. People seem to be impressed by that when the inevitable “So what do you do?” happens at the crag...

  • Monster Cracks by Pete Whittaker

    Dec 30, 18 • 3996 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...

  • Hidden Dragons by Chris Schulte

    Dec 27, 18 • 6328 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I started climbing in Durango, Colorado, a small and isolated burg on the edge of the desert and the mountains, pushing up against the mesa farmlands that run along scarce western rivers. All climbing called to me: Mini routes in the alpine above Silverton,...

  • Suicide and Pirates by Andrew Allport

    Dec 24, 18 • 5180 Views • Locations5 Comments

    My father taught me how to climb, just as he taught me how to play guitar and ski—badly, I could say. But that isn’t quite right. Perhaps impatiently or unevenly. As a teacher, he managed to combine a sense of high expectations with a stunning lack of...

  • Pain and Perseverance: Linking Sixteen Towers in a Day by Matt Pickren

    Dec 18, 18 • 2001 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,...

  • Fall on Rock by George Perkins

    Dec 17, 18 • 3861 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I clipped her to the anchor, untied her knot, and pulled the rope through the gear. “I need more time.” Jessica whispered so weakly that I had to lean close to hear her. “We don’t have more time. We have to get help,” I replied. “What happened?”...

  • The Joy Pendulum, Swinging High and Low in Yosemite Valley by Lauren DeLaunay

    Dec 15, 18 • 5508 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    As I listened to my boyfriend make his tenth phone call of the hour, I absentmindedly stirred vegetables and reflected on the events of the past month. Fuck this season, I overheard from the kitchen. Together, we had been stunned by a hero’s suicide and his...

  • Wide Is Love by Chris Schulte

    Dec 14, 18 • 710 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Gray and white clouds rack up in billowed folds like the belly scales of a snake and curl widely across the winded and golden sway-grass plain, crackle dry and wetted now and then by passing scattered storms. This rolling stretch of yellow land drones on and...