Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Colombian Policy by D Scott Borden

    Nov 4, 13 • 4243 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 • 1729 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 • 4705 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 • 8102 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 • 3870 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...

  • stories about climbing

    Reflections in the Black Mirror

    Feb 21, 13 • 8539 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...

  • Skinny Jeans and Desert Towers by Luke Mehall

    Feb 14, 13 • 2426 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 • 10223 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...