Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Tom Randall: Wide Boy, Small Ego, Big Heart by Luke Mehall

    May 9, 17 • 2442 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Like most desert rats, I first heard of Tom Randall during his and Pete Whittaker’s infamous off-width tour of the United States in 2011. Both hailing from the United Kingdom, with very little access to actual off-widths, they constructed their own in...

  • A Sponsorship Pitch to Sriracha by Spenser Tang-Smith

    May 8, 17 • 754 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    by Spenser Tang-Smith To the Tamers of the Fiery Rooster God, We three travelers attend no church, recite no prayers, read no scripture. Instead, we thrice daily build altars to the Great Feathered Deity and adorn it with the red-hued holy water that pours...

  • Are We Born to Climb? by D Scott Borden

    May 7, 17 • 7361 Views • Locations1 Comment

    Is climbing as innate as sharing, copulating, greed, or even walking? Many evolutionary biologists would offer that the essence of climbing can be found in our DNA. It is hardwired into us, this desire to be in the vertical world. And beyond that desire, our...

  • Go To The Desert (a poem) by Luke Mehall

    May 3, 17 • 1020 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Go to the desert Or whatever place Is The Desert To You by Luke Mehall, photo by: Greg Cairns For me it’s The Desert You know why I capitalized that shit The blue sky Doesn’t know that Donald Trump is President And maybe, you too. Should forget...

  • ISO: My Dirtbag Princess

    Apr 21, 17 • 1379 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Note: this piece appears in the Off Route column of the newest Zine, Volume 10, The Raw Issue.  Hello, I am looking for my dirtbag princess. Have you seen her? Qualifications include living on the cheap, adventuring every damn day, and having more fun than...

  • For The Love of Indian Creek

    Apr 10, 17 • 1161 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Holy, shit!” was all anyone of us could say. A buddy of ours was showing us a ring off an anchor he’d recently replaced on Incredible Hand Crack, perhaps the most climbed route in all of Indian Creek. It was nearly worn entirely through. by Luke...

  • A Narrow Escape on Mt. Kenya by Jason Haas

    Apr 4, 17 • 1552 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Hey, wake up. Wake up!” Brian whispered harshly. “There’s someone out there.” I half opened an eye and begrudgingly listened to the deafening silence. “I don’t hear anything man, I’m sure it’s nothing.” “SHHHHH!!!!” Brian’s face was...

  • Explaining a Memorial Toilet

    Mar 30, 17 • 3891 Views • Locations2 Comments

    A memorial toilet is a hard thing to explain. But that’s exactly what my friends were constructing last weekend, a new toilet in the Super Bowl campground in Indian Creek, Utah to honor a fallen comrade, Kevin “K-Bone” Volkening, who died doing what he...