Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

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

    Jun 27, 18 • 6324 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...

  • Reflections in The Black by Vic Zeilman

    Jun 24, 18 • 3326 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The following is Vic Zeilman’s piece “Reflections In The Black”, written for the recently released Volume 9, The New School Issue.  Zeilman is the author of the recently released, “The Black”, a comprehensive climbing guide to...

  • The Desert and The Dog by Luke Mehall

    Jun 17, 18 • 1123 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    This is the most beautiful place on Earth, but of course, like Cactus Ed Abbey said, every person carries in their heart an image of the ideal place, the right place. This is just the right place for me. But, right now, something is not right, and it’s...

  • The Enormocast: A Review

    Apr 17, 18 • 632 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Note: this piece was originally written for The Gulch, a fine, free magazine out of Durango, Colorado.  Enormocast: climbing’s favorite podcast Reviewed by: Luke Mehall There I was—in a rundown motel in Salt Lake City sitting across from Chris Kalous...

  • On Fear, Climbing, and Depression by Sonya Pevzner

    Mar 29, 18 • 3283 Views • Locations1 Comment

    Trigger warning: This article discusses topics of depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety. For some, the content may be triggering. Please use your own judgment, and if you feel that you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Hotline at...

  • Adventures With Two Tent Timmy

    Feb 20, 18 • 3670 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “If Jesus can’t save you, life starts when the church ends.” Empire State of Mind by Jay Z Some call him Two Tent Timmy, some Gold Tooth Timmy, while others may know him by his comedic, pseudo, weatherman name T-Drizzle. I call him all these, as well as...

  • Lawton’s Wall, Wild Mexico

    Feb 12, 18 • 4426 Views • Locations3 Comments

    Again, this one starts with a crying baby. This time the baby is Isabella, and we’re deep in a wild Mexican canyon called El Salto, an hour from cell service, fifteen minutes from a village where people don’t even have landlines or interwebs. Paradise....

  • The Road and First Walls in Zion – from American Climber

    Feb 6, 18 • 1919 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    This is an excerpt from the book, which documents Mehall’s tumultuous journey to climbing, which ultimately saved his life. You can order the book here.  Chapter 24, The Road and Zion  I have to admit that I was chasing the climbing high. I wanted to...